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revelation
the act of revealing or disclosing; disclosure
corrugated
shaped into alternating parallel grooves and ridges
hunker
to squat on one's heals; to hunch
ominous
foreshadowing evil or harm; threatening
defiance
a daring or bold resistance to authority or to any opposing force
incipient
beginning to exist or appear; in an initial stage
surrealism
a style of art and literature developed in the 20th century, characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtaposition of subject matter
mongrel
any animal or plant resulting from the crossing of different breeds or varieties
maniacal
characterized by extreme enthusiasm, excitement, craziness
saunter
to walk with a leisurely gait; stroll
burnish
to polish by friction. to make smooth and bright
apotheosis
the elevation or exaltation of a person to the rank of god
somnolent
sleepy; drowsy
conciliation
the settlement of a dispute by mutual and friendly agreement
chortle
to chuckle gleefully
distend
to expand by stretching, as something hollow or elastic
to spread in all directions; expand; swell
chaplain
a member of the clergy who conducts religious services for an institution, such as a school, prison or hospital
chinty
gaudy, trashy, cheap or inferior
trestle
a framework consisting of vertical, slanted supports and horizontal crosspieces supporting a bridge
indignant
feeling, characterized by, or expressing strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive insulting, or base

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