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boorish
offensive or rude
brazen
brash or extremely bold
brevity
shortness of the quality of being breif
bucolic
of or pertaining to the countryside
bureaucracy
a large institution with many complex regulations
clandestine
secret or hidden
comprise
to consist of or include
condescend
to lower oneself
confidant
a person with one can share a secret
congenial
pleasant friendly
consecrate
to make sacred
contrite
apologetic begging forgiveness
cosmopolitan
worldly having wide interests
coup
a personal victory acquired in a single stroke or major accomplishment
culpable
guilty
deleterious
harmful
despondent
downhearted or dejected
dirge
music for a funeral procession
disclose
to open admit or reveal
dissident
one who opposes
distraught
overcome by grief or despair
dogmatic
tending to hold very tightly to a belief or opinion
ebb
to lessen or recede
eclectic
diverse and wide ranging in taste or choice
eccentric
odd unusual strange
elegy
poem or song expressing grief
embargo
a ban or commerce or trade
embellish
to decorate to make more attractive or beautiful
eminent
well known
empathy
the ability to identify with the feelings of another
enigma
a puzzle or mystery
enmity
mutual hatred intense dislike
entail
to require to be necessary
epitome
perfect example of something
erratic
unpredictable
erroneous
incorrect or mistaken