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felicitous

appropriate, apt, well chosen; marked by well-being or good fortune, happy

abstracted

lost in thought so as to be unaware of one's surroundings; absent-minded; preoccupied

solicitude

a feeling of excessive concern

jaundice

a sharp and bitter manner, yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes caused by an accumulation of bile pigment (bilirubin) in the blood

caricature

a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect

commune

a body of people or families living together and sharing everything

esteem

to regard highly; a highly favorable opinion or judgement

alluring

highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desire

sovereign

having supreme power within its own territory; neither subordinate nor responsible to any other authority

commiserating

showing sorrow or pity; sympathizing

vehemence

violence; fervor; forcefulness

estrange

arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness, to alienate

expiate

make amends for

supplication

a humble request for help from someone in authority (or to God in prayer)

abnegation

renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others

pernicious

extremely harmful; deadly, fatal

divined

to discover or declare by prediction, prophesy

venerable

profoundly honored

recantation

a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion

obsequious

attentive in an ingratiating or servile manner

profligate

recklessly wasteful, unrestrained by convention or morality

ardent

characterized by intense emotion

chaste

morally pure (especially not having experienced sexual intercourse)

prostrate

to cast (oneself) face down on the ground in humility, submission, or adoration

bestowed

given formally or officially

discretion

the trait of judging wisely and objectively, the power of making free choices unconstrained by external agencies

privation

act of depriving someone of food or money or rights, a state of extreme poverty

regimental

of or pertaining to a military unit consisting usually of a number of battalions

entreating

begging, pleading

musing

thinking; pondering

relish

derive or receive pleasure from

gravest

sad, serious, adj. threatening great harm or danger.

congealed

to solidify or coagulate

cynicism

an attitude or quality of belief that all people are motivated by selfishness

witticism

a clever remark

bedecked

adorned with decorations

portly

euphemisms for 'fat'

exquisite

beautifully made or designed

indulgence

an inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires

unwittingly

unintentionally; by accident; inadvertently; unknowingly

tottered

walked or moved with unsteady steps

impetuously

impulsively; acting without thought or consideration

imbibed

to absorb or take in as if by drinking

serenity

a disposition free from stress or emotion

anchorage

something that can be relied on

bequeathed

handed down usually after death

piqued

to affect with sharp irritation and resentment

corpulence

the property of excessive fatness

artfully

in a disingenuous manner

servile

submissive or fawning in attitude or behavior

impertinence

not showing proper respect; rude

plaintive

expressing sorrow

apprehension

anxiety or fear about the future

restive

impatient, uneasy, or restless

wily

marked by skill in deception

tittered

to laugh or giggle

efface

to wipe out; to keep oneself from being noticed

parried

deflected or warded off; avoided

epithet

any word or phrase applied to a person or thing to describe an actual or attributed quality; could be abusive

upbraiding

a severe scolding

ascetic

One who leads a life of self-denial and contemplation; absent of luxury

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