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barrage

a rapid, large scale outpouring of something, noun

bigot

(n.) an intolerant, prejudiced, or biased person

billowing

(n.) a large sea wave, (v.) to rise or swell like a wave

constrain

(v.) to force, compel; to restrain, hold back

contemporary

(adj.) belonging to the same period of time as oneself; (n.) a person of the same time

depict

(v.) to portray; to represent or show in the form of a picture

designate

(v.) to indicate, point out; to appoint (adj.) selected but not install

dispatch

(v.) to send off or out for a purpose to kill, (n.) an official message; promptness, speed; the act of killing

encompass

(v.) to encircle, go or reach around; to enclose; to include with a certain group or class

enigma

(n.) someone or something that is extremely puzzling; that which cannot be understood or explained

expressly

(adv.) plainly, in so many words; for a particular purpose

gloat

(v.) to look at or think about with great intensity and satisfactory ; to take great personal joy in

global

(adj.) of, relating to, or involving the entire world; comprehensive

groundless

(adj.) without any good reason or cause, unjustified

hypocrite

(n.) a person who pretends to be what he or she is not or better than he or she really is; a two-faced person

illusion

(n.) a false idea; something that one seems to see or to be aware that really does not exist

inept

(adj.) totally without skill or appropriateness

infuriate

(v.) to make very angry, enrage

libel

(n.) a written statement that unfairly or falsely harms the reputation of the person about whom it is made; (v.) to write or publish such a statement

misgiving

(n.) a feeling of fear, doubt, or uncertainty

motivate

(v.) to provide with a reason for doing; to push on to some goal or course of action

serene

(adj.) peaceful, calm; free of emotional upset; clear and free of storm; majestic, grand

slake

(v.) to satisfy, relieve, or bring to an end

vocation

(n.) any trade, profession, or occupation; a sense of fitness or special calling for one's work

vow

(n.) a sacred promise or pledge (v.) to declare or promise in a solemn way

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