A Seperate Peace

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perpendicular

(adj) at an angle of 90 to a given line, plane, or surface

capacious

(adj) having a lot of space inside; roomy

tacit

(adj) understood or implied without being stated

convalescence

(n) time spent recovering from an illness or medical treatment; recuperation

salient

(n) a piece of land or section of fortification that juts out to form an angle.

droll

(adj) curious or unusual in a way that provokes dry amusement

contentious

(adj) causing or likely to cause an arguement; controversial

prodigious

(adj) remarkably or impressively great in extent, size or degree

invelge

(v) persuade (someone) to do something by means of deception or flattery

consternation

(n) feelings of anxiety or dismay, typically at something unexpected

rhetorical

(adj) asked in order to produce an effect or to make a statement rather than to elect information

formidable

(adj) inspiring fear or respect through being impressively large, powerful, intense or capable

indignant

(adj) feeling or showing anger or annoyance at what is percieved as unfair treatment.

genial

(adj) friendly and cheerful

inure

(v) accustom (someone) to something, especially something unpleasant

deign

(v) do something that one considers to be beneath one's dignity

chronic

(adj) of an illness persisting for a long time or constantly recurring

inane

(adj) silly or stupid

conniver

(n) secretly allow (something considered immoral, illegal, wrong, or harmful to occur)

eloquence

(n) fluent or persuasive speaking or writng

anarchy

(n) a state of disorder due to abscence or nonrecognition of authority

indiscriminately

(adv) done at random or without careful judgement

venerable

(adj) accorded a great deal of respect, esp. because of age, wisdom, or character

insidious

(adj) proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with harmful effects

inebriate

(v) make (someone) drunk; intoxicate

suppleness

(n) bending and moving easily and gracefully; flexible

discern

(v) percieve or recognize (something)

enmity

(n) the state or feeling of being actively opposed or hostile to someone or smth.

undulation

(n) move with a smooth wavelike motion

effulgence

(n) shining brightly or radiantly

paganism

(n) the holding of religious beliefs other than those of the main world religions

delirious

(adj) in an acutely distrubed state of mind resulting from illness of intoxication and chracterized by restlessness, illusions, and incoherence of speech and thought

irresolute

(adj) showing or feeling hesitancy; uncertain

continuity

(n) the unbroken and consistent existence or operation of something over a period of time

decalogue

(n) The Ten Commandments

amiably

(adv) having or displaying a friendly and pleasant manner

idiosyncratic

(adj) of or relating to idiosyncracy, peculiar or individual

ludicrous

(adj) so foolish, unreasonable, or our of place as to be amusing, ridiculous.

reverie

(n) a state of being pleasantly lost in one's thoughts; a daydream

erratic

(adj) not even or regular in pattern or movement; unpredicatable

sultriness

(n) hot an humid (of the air)

eccentric

(adj) unconventional and slightly strange (person's behaviour)

tentative

(adj) not certain or fixed; provisional

turbid

(adv) liquid colored, opaque, thick q/ suspended matter; confused, obscure in meaning and effect

throng

(n) a largely, densely, packed crowd of people or animals

emissary

(n) a person sent on a special mission, usually as a diplomatic representative.

transcend

(v) be or go beyond the range or limits of smth abstract, typ. a conceptual field

infinitesimial

(adj) extrememly small(opp of infinite)

sinecure

(n) a position requiring little or no work but giving the holder status or financial benefit

bantam

(n) a person of diminutive stature and often combative

dispensation

(n) a system of revealed commands and promises regulating human affairs

insinuate

(v) to introduce (as an idea) gradually or in a subtle, indirect way

implausibility

(n) the state of being impossible

burlesque

(n) exaggeration by means of ludicrous distractions, quirky, odd, earthly ways.

futility

(n) uselessness

zestfully

(adv) full of enjoyment

sancity

(n) the state or quality of being holy, sacred, or saintly.

inevitable

(adj) incapable of being avoided or evaded

reticent

(adj) inclined to be silent or uncommuncative in speech

opulent

(adj) having large estate or property; wealthy

vagaries

(n) an unexpected and inexplicable change in a situation or in someone's behaviour

sobriety

(n) the state of being sober

whimsical

(adj) playfully quaint or fanciful, esp. in an appealing way

pungent

(adj) having a sharply strong taste or smell; sharp stiff !

refute

(v) prove (a statement or theory) to be wrong or false; disprove

aphorism

(n) a pithy observation that contains a general truth

hypocritical

(adj) behaving in a way that suggests one has higher standards or more noble beliefs that in the case

sententious

(adj) given to moralizing in a pompous or affected manner

gullible

(adj) easily persauded to believe something; credulous

novelty

(n) the quality of being new, original, or unusual

multifarious

(adj) many and of various types

terminus

(n) a final point in space or time; end of a railroad; the figure of a human bust

(under) duress

(n) threats , violence, constraints, or other actions brought to bear on someone to do something against their will.

cacophony

(n) a harsh, discordant mixture of sounds

preposterous

(adj) contrary to reason or common sense; utterly absurd, ridiculous

precarious

(adj) not securely held in postion; dependant on chance, uncertain

accolade

(n) an award or privelege granted as a special honor; touch on perosn's shoulder at the bestowing of a knighthood.

austerity

(n) sterness or severity of manner or attitude; extreme plainess

rejoinder

(n) a reply, especially a sharp or witty one

eunuch

(n) a man who has been castrated, esp (in the past) one employed

incredulous

(adj) unwilling to admit or accept what is offered as true; skeptical

rueful

(adj) exciting pity or sympathy; mournful; regretful

torpid

(adj) having lost the power or the exertion of feeling; dormant, numb; lacking in energy and vigor

arch

(adj) marked by a deliberate and often playfullness, irony, or impudence, or principle, chief

tumult

(n) a disorderly agitation or milling about of a crowd usually with uproar and confusion of voices

poignant

(adj) pungently persuasive, painfully affecting the feelings, touching, pleasurably stimulating,

inconguity

(n) the state or quality of being not harmnous, incompatible, disagreement

decrepit

(adj) wasted and weakened by or as if by the infirmities of old age; impaired by use or age

innate

(adj) existing in, belonging to, or determined by factors present in an individual from birth

impervious

(adj) not allowing entrance or passage; impenetrable; not capable of being damaged or harmed

animosity

(n) ill will or resentment tending toward active hostility; an antagonistic attitude

bellicose

(adj) favored or inclined to start quarrels or wars

reprieve

(v) to delay the punishment of, to give relief or deliverance to for a time

cogitation

(n) the capacity to think or reflect, the act of pondering and mediating on usual intent.

vagueness

(n) not clearly espressed

tangible

(adj) capable of being percieved espescially throught touch

morale

(n) moral principles, teachings, conducts.

forlorn

(adj) a bereft, forsaken; being in sad poor situations; miserable, wrecked.

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