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Blashphemous
A sinful act or remark against god
Somber
grave or gloomy in character
falter
to move unsteadily or with hesitation to move forward
lechery
excessive or offensive physical desire; lustfulness
pretense
the act of giving a false appearance
orthodox
conforming to established standards; conventional
sublime
exalted; noble; uplifting; majestic
trepidation
a feeling of alarm or dread
maraud
to roam for the purpose of raiding, pillaging, and stealing
prodigious
great in size, force, extent, or degree
vanity
feelings of excessive pride
grapple
to come to terms with something
apparitions
a ghost or spectral image
abominations
hate coupled with disgust
faction
a small, organized, dissenting group within a larger one
transfixed
having your attention fixated as though by a spell
deference
courteous regard for people's feelings
magistrate
a judge or civil authority who administers the law
ordinances
an authoritative rule
daft
informal or slang term for mentally irregular or crazy
creed
any system of principles or beliefs
partisan
a fervent and even militant proponent of something
guile
shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
gaunt
very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
beguile
to attract; cause to be enamored
penitence
remorse for your conduct
dogmatic
strongly opinionated in an unwarranted manner
effrontery
extreme boldness; audacity
licentious
lacking in moral or sexual restraint; wanton
exaltation
being carried away with excitement or joy
predilection
a preference or special liking for something
enraptured
to hold spellbound
calumny
a false accusation to damage someone's reputation; slander
pallor
an unhealthy pale appearance