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abstruse

difficult to understand, recondite, concealed

abstruse

complex, complicated, intricate, knotty

amendable

open to or willing to follow advice or suggestion, tractable, malleable

amendable

docile, obedient

ascetic

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

ascetic

austere, severe, stern

augury

an omen or prophecy

consecrate

to dedicate or declare sacred

consecrate

hallow, devote

dearth

a lack of scarcity

dearth

paucity

depravity

moral corruption, a wicked or perverse act

depravity

abasement, corruption, debasement, debauchery, perversion

enmity

absolute hatred

enmity

animosity, animus, antagonism, antipathy, hostility, rancor

exigent

urgent, emergency, requiring attention

fervent

showing great emotion, impassioned

fervent

fervid, passionate, perfervid

gaunt

very thin, emaciated, angular

gaunt

lank, lean, rawboned, spare

indefatigable

tireless, incapable of being fatigued.

infamous

having a reputation of the worst kind, vicious, notoriously bad

infamous

disreputable, ignominious

languid

slow, sluggish, listless, weak

languid

lethargic, stuporous, torpid

lurid

sensational, gruesome and causing shock or horror

lurid

grisly, ghastly, macabre

malleable

capable of being shaped, influenced, or altered; tractable

malleable

plastic, pliable, pliant, ductile

misanthrope

a hater of mankind

misanthrope

misanthropist

opaque

not allowing the passage of light, not transparent; hard to understand

opaque

dark

placid

peace or calm

placid

serene, tranquil

prolific

fecund, fertile

prolific

abundantly fruitful, marked by great productivity

propensity

preference, natural inclination

propensity

leaning, penchant, proclivity

remonstrate

to pretest, make objections

replete

filled to capacity, abundant supply

replete

plenary

stalwart

one who supports a cause with firm partisanship

stalwart

resolute, strong

venerate

to honor, revere

venerate

adore, worship

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