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Mountains Beyond Mountains

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ebullient
overflowing with enthusiasm and excitement; boiling, bubbling
dubious
fraught with uncertainty or doubt
beatified
blessed by heaven
ambivalent
Having mixed, often opposing, feelings about something or someone; indecisive
fastidious
hard to please; fussy
stentorian
very loud or powerful in sound
inculcate
to teach or impress by frequent repetition; to instill
desultory
aimless; haphazard; digressing at random
jocular
humorous, jesting, jolly, joking
brackish
(adj) having a salty taste; saline
fetid
offensively malodorous
egregious
extremely bad; flagrant
pragmatic
concerned with practical matters
coalesce
combine; fuse
palliate
lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of
bibulous
(adj.) fond of or inclined to drink; absorbent
goad
to prod or urge - as with a stick
demur
to object
quixotic
very idealistic; impractical; caught up in romantic notions
heretical
characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards
sonorous
full, deep, or rich in sound
sycophant
a flatterer
indigent
poor, needy
insuperable
Incapable of being overcome or defeated
animus
hostile feeling or intent