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intrusive

rude or inappropriate; uninvited

malevolence

disposition to do evil unto others

mien

one's manner; appearance

pathos

quality in something that arouses feelings of pity, sorrow, sympathy

pious

devout; religious

quaff

to drink heartily

requite

repay

addenda

something added, especially a supplement to a book

amorphous

without definite shape or type

commensurate

corresponding in size or degree

corroborate

to strengthen or support with evidence

expostulate

to dissuade or correct

libertine

one who acts without moral restraints

meretricious

attracting attention in a vulgar manner

pneumatic

relating to air or other gases

provincial

limited in perspective

redolent

suggestive

convivial

merry; festive

denizen

an inhabitant

erroneous

mistaken

innuendo

an insinuation

labyrinth

an intricate structure of interconnecting passages

nebulous

cloudy, misty or hazy; unclear

omnibus

a long motor vehicle for passengers

scrutiny

close observation

somnambulate

to walk in a sleep-like condition

traverse

to travel or pass across or over

acumen

keen insight

affront

an insult

ascertain

to perceive, learn

contiguous

connecting without a break

epigram

a short, witty poem expressing a single thought

extemporize

to perform without prior preparation

hauteur

haughtiness in attitude

peremptory

taking the place of

subterfuge

a deceptive strategy or device

supercilious

feeling or showing haughty disdain or contempt

fervent

ardent; passionate

fortnight

two weeks

languid

sluggish from fatigue or weakness

mutable

able to change

poignant

deeply affecting, moving

punctilious

eager to follow rules or conventions

reproach

to scold, disapprove

truculent

ready to fight; cruel

wistful

full of yearning; musingly sad

altruistic

truly generous; concerned with others, not self

bedlam

a place of noisy confusion

acrid

harsh; caustic; bitter

epoch

milestone; particular point in time

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