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pittance
a small amount of money
disconsolate
causing despondency, dispiriting
penury
the condition of being destitute, hardship
ardor
fierce or burning heat, heat of passion or desire, eagerness
caprice
a sudden change or turn of the mind without adequate motive; a desire or opinion arbitrarily or fantastically formed
chimerical
of the nature of a chimera, vainly of fantastically formed
immutable
not subject to change
reprobate
an unruly, reprehensible, degenerate or wicked person
mien
the look, bearing, manner, or conduct of a person, as showing character or mood
abstruse
difficult to understand, obscure
emaciated
made lean, wasted, deprived of flesh
incipient
beginning, or in an early stage of existence
lassitude
the condition of being weary wether in body or mind
vacillate
to swing or sway unsteadily
dilatory
tending to cause delay; made for the purpose of gaining time
salubrious
favorable or conducive to health
candor
freedom to reserve in one's statements, frankness, outspokenness,
exculpate
to free from blame; to declare free from guilt
wanton
showing no regard for justice, propriety, or the feelings or rights of others
timorous
subject to fear; of a fearing disposition. sometimes in good sense: modest, reverential
obdurate
hardened against persuasion, entreaty, the feeling of pity.
approbation
the action of formally or authoritatively declaring good or true; sanction; approval
augment
to make greater in size, number, amount, degree, etc. to enlarge
ephemeral
short-lived
impetuous
characterized by violent motion
impervious
not to be passed through or penetrated; impermeable
offal
residue or waste products,
disconsolate
lacking consolation or comfort
purloin
to make away with; to steal, especially under circumstances that involve a breach of trust
verdure
green color characteristic of flowing vegetation
indelible
permanent, cannot be deleted
deprecate
to plead earnestly against; to express earnest dissaproval
squalid
naturally foul and repulsive by the presence of mud, slime, etc.
sagacity
mental discernment, wise, shrewd
imbue
to saturate, wet thoroughly (with moisture); permeate
consternation
amazement and terror such as to prostrate one's faculties; dismay
tumult
commotion of a multitude; public disturbance
succor
aid, help, assistance
intimate
to make known or communicate by any means however indirect
sedulous
diligent, active, constant in application to the matter in hand
indolence
the disposition to avoid trouble
transitory
having the quality of passing away; not lasting
paroxysm
a violent attack or outburst of emotion or activity
languid
weak, faint, or inert; lacking vitality
remonstrate
to point out, to protest against a wrong
precarious
dependent on chance or circumstance; uncertain
repungance
strong dislike
livid
of a bluish leaden color, discolored as by a bruise, furiously angry
torpid
benumbed; deprived or devoid of the power of motion or feeling
imperious
overbearing, domineering, dictatorial
acme
the highest point or culmination
invective
a violent attack in words
incredulity
a disbelieving frame of mind
extricate
to disentangle
opprobrium
disgrace or bad reputation arising from a person's shameful or dishonorable conduct
configuration
a great and destructive fire
indelible
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