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Apt

suitable or likely

unheralded

Unexpected: unforeseen; unannounced

enrapture

To delight intensely; enchant; captivate

dog

To follow persistently like a dog, especially in a troublesome way: hound.

impunity

Exemption or freedom from punishment, harm, or loss.

allusion

...an indirect reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work, or work of art.

trove

Valuable find: collection of priceless items.

delineate

Describe in detail.

swath

Strip or space the width of a mowing machine. Also, figuratively, a forceful impression.

reconstitute

To reconstruct: reorganize. Also, to restore dehydrated food or drink by adding liquid.

demented

affected with a severe impairment of intellectual capacity.

defunct

Stripped of authority or purpose.

ebullient

The joyful woman's ebullient attitude was contagious.

stereotype

A standardized mental picture or oversimplified / prejudiced opinion that is held by one group of another group.

spurious

false; not authentic.

contrite

Crushed in spirit by a feeling of remorse or guilt.

sacrosanct

Inviolable, holy

atrophy

Wasting away

minuscule

Very small

hyperbole

Exaggeration expressing a strong impression and not to be taken literally.

minion

Contemptuous term for a fawning (weak) follower or attendant.

precarious

Uncertain; open to chance; risky.

vehement

Showing intensity of feeling or expression.

fickle

Marked by lack of steadfastness or stability; given to erratic changeableness. Indecisive.

pacifism

Opposition to force under any circumstance, specifically: refusal to participate in war.

substantiated

To establish by proof or competent evidence.

knave

a dishonest, deceitful person, rogue.

conspiratorial

An unlawful plot.

compulsive

A strong, irresistible impulse to do something.

ambiguous

Having several possible meanings; obscure:

Elude

To avoid or escape by speed:

remorse

Deep and painful sense of guilt for wrongdoing

obstinate

Stubborn and unyielding, esp. without good reason

discount

To disregard or minimize

coherent

Sensible, logical

synonymous

A word having the same meaning as another word

cognizant

Understanding, knowing

engender

To cause or give rise to

sardonic

Disdainfully or skeptically humorous; derisively mocking; syn. sarcasti

digress

To wander away from the main topic of discussion

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