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reverie
a state of daydreaming, being lost in thought
lucid
clear; shining; distinct; easily understood
ludicrous
ridiculously humorous; absurd
malign
to speak badly of; to defame; to slander
rococo
fancy style of ornamentation with curves
homogeneous
of the same kind, quality or degree
writhe
to make twisting or turning movements
zenith
summit; highest peak
desideratum
something needed and wanted
despicable
deserving to be despised; contemptible
destitution
state of being without means of subsistence
desuetude
state of disuse; useless
apparition
a strange or startling visual phenomenon
gouge
to scoop, dig or force out; to overcharge
precluded
made impossible or ineffective
trilogy
a series of three literary or dramatic works
derogatory
disparaging; belittling
parochialism
pertaining to only one group
hamlet
a small village
trepidation
fearfulness; alarm; agitation
trenchant
incisive; perceptive; to the point
truncated
cut off; shorten
truculent
belligerent; fierce; hostile
sinuous
bending in and out; winding
nostalgic
longing for something past or far away; homesick
brazen
made of or resembling brass; bold; shameless; defiantly reckless
buffet
a meal set out; to knock about, push or force roughly
turbid
cloudy; dense; in a confused state
turgid
swollen; distended; inflated or bombastic in expression
mummery
a performance using action & gestures; a pantomine
extrinsic
not a natural or inherent part of; nonessential
crustacean
a form of marine life having a crust-like shell
culpable
deserving blame
inextricably
so involved as not to be removed
figment
something invented in the mind; a whimsical or fanciful idea
invocation
an appeal or calling upon for help or inspiration; an opening prayer
obsequies
funeral rites
aesthetic
pertaining to beauty; sensitive to or appreciate of beauty
alabaster
a whitish, translucent, workable mineral
acrimony
harshness or bitterness of speech or manner; expression of great dislike
mordant
sarcastic; caustic; biting
limpid
clear; transparent
capitulate
to surrender on certain terms; to give
inexorable
unchanging; unalterable
chicanery
trickery; deception