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peruse
(v) to look over carefully.
pilfer
(v) to steal
sordid
(adj) involving ignoble actions and motives; arousing moral distaste and contempt. 2. Dirty or squalid
squalid
(adj) (of a place) extremely dirty and unpleasant, especially as a result of poverty or neglect. 2. showing or involving a contemptible lack of moral standards.
recur
(verb) occur again, periodically, or repeatedly.
reproach
(v) address (someone) in such a way as to express disapproval or disappointment. (n)the expression of disapproval or disappointment.
plod
(v) walk doggedly and slowly with heavy steps.(n)a slow, heavy walk.
amid
(prep) surrounded by; in the middle of.in an atmosphere or against a background of.
justice
(n) fair behavior or treatment 2. a judge or magistrate, in particular a judge of tsupreme court of a country or state
injustice
(n) a lack of fairness
ubiquitous
(adj) present, appearing, or found everywhere.
Sullen
(adj) bad-tempered and sulky; gloomy. (n) sulky or depressed.
muster
(v) assemble (troops), especially for inspection or in preparation for battle. (n) a formal gathering of troops, especially for inspection, display, or exercise.
clincher
(n) a fact, argument, or event that settles a matter conclusively. (n) a bicycle or automobile tire that has flange beads that fit into the wheel rim.
gritty
(adj) containing or covered with grit. 2. showing courage and resolve.
emerge
(v) move out of or away from something and come into view. 2. become apparent, important, or prominent.
immerge
(v) to plunge into or immerse oneself in something
loquacious
(adj) tending to talk a great deal; talkative.
allusion
(n) an implied or indirect reference especially in literature; a person, place, thing or idea. also : the use of such references
allegory
(n) a story in which the characters and events are symbols that stand for ideas about human life or for a political or historical situation ie. The "Allegory of the Cave"
flippant
(adj) lacking proper respect or seriousness
misogyny
(n) hatred of women.
eminent
(adj)(of a person) famous and respected within a particular sphere or profession. 2. used to emphasize the presence of a positive quality.
imminent
(adj) about to happen.
bully
(v) to show repeated, unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance.
upstander
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satire
(n) the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.
verbal irony
(n) a speaker speaks something contradictory to what he intends to
situational irony
(n) when incongruity appears between expectations of something to happen, and what actually happens
dramatic irony
(n) the audience knows more about the situations, the causes of conflicts and their resolutions before leading characters or actors
porter
(n) a person employed to carry luggage and other loads, especially in a railroad station, airport, or hotel.
trilby hat
(n) a soft felt hat with a narrow brim and indented crown
briskly
(adv) done quickly, lively, refreshingly.
facade
(n) the face of a building, especially the principal front that looks onto a street or open space. 2. n outward appearance that is maintained to conceal
congenial
(adj) (of a person) pleasant because of a personality, qualities, or interests that are similar to one's own. Hospitable, agreeable, nice.
dither
(v) to be indecisive; to change one's mind; to hesitate
rapacious
(adj) greedy
conjure
(v) to call to mind
kippers
(n) fish that has been salted and smoked - a breakfast item in Great Britain.
dotty
(adj) crazy
emanate
(v) originate from; be produced by. give out or emit (something abstract but perceptible).
blemish
(n) a small mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something. (v) spoil the appearance of (something) that is otherwise aesthetically perfect.
bucolic
(adj) of or relating to the pleasant aspects of the countryside and country life.
paraphernalia
(n) miscellaneous articles, especially the equipment needed for a particular activity.
pharmakos
(n) the ritualistic sacrifice or exile of a human scapegoat or victim.
facetious
(adj) treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor; flippant.
fastidious
(adj) very attentive to and concerned about accuracy and detail. 2. very concerned about matters of cleanliness.
warrens
(n) small, crowded spaces. The little holes in the ground in which rabbits live are called warrens.
pelt
(v) to attack (someone) by repeatedly hurling things at them.
tremulous
(adj) trembling, or shaking; fearful or timid.
oblivious
(adj) unaware
sublime
(adj) majestic, grand
spindrift
(n) spray blown from the crests of waves by the wind.
acute
(adj) sharp
vex
(v) to disturb or bother.
sagacity
(n) intelligence and good judgement.
refrain
(v) to hold back
wary
(adj) feeling or showing caution about possible dangers or problems.
suavity
(N) smooth in manner.
audacity
(n) boldness
vehemently
(adv) forcefully
gesticulations
(n) energetic gestures.
"Seraphim,"
(n) in the fourteenth verse, "perfumed by an unseen censer / Swung by seraphim whose foot-falls tinkled..." is used to illustrate the swift, invisible way a scent spreads in a room. A seraphim is one of the six-winged angels standing in the presence of God.
"Nepenthe,"
(n) is a potion, used by ancients to induce forgetfulness of pain or sorrow.
"Balm in Gilead,"
(n) from the following verse, is a soothing ointment made in Gilead, a mountainous region of Palestine east of the Jordan river.
"Aidenn,"
(n) from the sixteenth verse, is an Arabic word for Eden or paradise.
"Plutonian,"
(adj) characteristic of Pluto, the god of the underworld in Roman mythology
ebb
to move away from the land or sea 2. To lessen in degree
wax
(v) to increase as in the moon
wane
(v) to decrease (as in the moon)
aforementioned
(3)(adj) denoting a thing or person previously mentioned.
malicious
(6) (adj) intending to harm or to do harm; vengeful
suffices
(4) (v) to be enough or adequate
abhorrence
(7)(n) a feeling of repulsion, disgusted loathing.
shrouded
(11) (v)(adj) wrapped or dressed; covered from one's view.
hindsight
(12)(n)understanding of a situation or event only after it has happened or developed.
balderdash
(n) senseless talk or writing; nonsense.
hiatus
(n) (213) a pause or gap in a sequence, series, or process.
prudent
(adj) (209) acting with or showing care and thought for the future.
trepidation
(n)(214) a feeling of fear or agitation about something that may happen.
emaciated
(adj) (215)abnormally thin or weak, especially because of illness or a lack of food.
riffle
(v) (244) to search quickly through (something), especially so as to cause disorder. 2 to disturb the surface of; ruffle.
gratuitous
(adj) (245)uncalled for; lacking good reason; unwarranted.(2)given or done free of charge.
dour
(247) (adj) relentlessly severe, stern, or gloomy in manner or appearance.
frugal
(248) (adj) sparing or economical with regard to money or food. (2) simple and plain and costing little.
vociferous
(251) (adj) vehement or clamorous.
dissipate
(257) (v) disappear or cause to disappear. (2) disperse or scatter.
pallid
(252) (adj) deficient in color. (2) lacking sparkle or liveliness : dull
desecrate
(277) (v) to violate the sanctity of : profane (2)to treat disrespectfully, irreverently, or outrageously
berate
(285) (v) to scold or condemn vehemently and at length
incriminate
(290) (v) to charge with or show evidence or proof of involvement in a crime or fault
accost
(294)(v) to approach and speak to (someone) often in a challenging or aggressive way