Things Fall Apart/Word of the Day #2

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adherent

(n.) a follower, supporter; (adj.) attached, sticking to

zeal

a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)

woe

great sorrow, grief, or misfortune

wily

marked by skill in deception

vivid

having the clarity and freshness of immediate experience

tentative

unsettled in mind or opinion

revere

regard with feelings of respect and reverence

appease

(v.) to make calm, soothe; to relieve, satisfy; to yield to

resilient

recovering readily from adversity, depression, or the like

pacifist

someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes

contempt

scorn, extreme dislike or disdain

benevolence

an act intending or showing kindness and good will

audacity

fearless daring, boldness

arduous

difficult to accomplish

blasphemous

characterized by profanity or cursing

calamity

an event resulting in great loss and misfortune

desolate

crushed by grief, made uninhabitable

impudent

marked by casual disrespect

ominous

threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

malevolence

wishing evil to others

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