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acme
the highest point, as of achievement or development
alacrity
cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingness
anachronistic
of or from a different time
anomaly
something different, abnormal, peculiar, or not easily classified
ascertain
to make certain through experimentation
aspiration
strong desire or ambition
avow
to declare openly, to admit
blunt
slow to perceive, fell, or understand
brash
hasty and reckless
capricious
tending to change abruptly and without apparent reason
chutzpah
shameless audacity
claustrophobic
having a terrible fear of small spaces
consecrate
to set apart as holy
countenance
the appearance or expressions of someones face
debase
lower, corrupt, contaminate, pollute
decorous
proper
degenerate
the process of declining to fall below a normal or desirable level
demeanor
deportment/behavior
emanate
to come from or out of somebody
eminent
conspicuous, signal, or noteworthy
ennui
feeling of being bored and mentally tired caused by having nothing to do
epiphany
revelation of something being revealed
equipage
a noun that means furnishing, especially for horses and carriages
erudite
knowledgeable, learned
exorbitant
exceeding the customary or appropriate
expiation
atonement, cleansing reparation
garrison
a military post, especially one that is permanently established, or to supply with troops
gratification
to pleasure
hector
to bully
heterodox
not in agreement with accepted beliefs
homage
respect or reverence paid to something
ignominy
shame, dishonor
immutable
not changing or unable to be changed
impetus
motivating force
indigent
poor enough to need help from others
individuation
adapting instruction or other services to individual needs
ineffable
incapable of being expressed or described in words
infamy
bad repute, evil fame
intrinsic
inherent
irresolute
unsure of how to act or proceed
labyrinthine
extremely complicated
latent
dormant potential, undeveloped
laudation
the act of praise
mangle
to destroy something by twisting it with force or tearing it into pieces to that its original form is completely changed
multitudes
large numbers or crowds
obdurate
stubborn
onerous
burdensome or oppressive
ply
to work with diligently
precipitous
steep
pretensions
a claim or belief that you can succeed or that you are important or of value
privation
lack of the usual comforts of necessities of normal life
prodigious
immense
recumbent
to lie down in a resting position
recurrence
return to a previous condition, habit, or subject
relent
to give in
remonstrate
to complain about something to someone
retribution
repayment, debt, especially punishment
sanction
to authorize, approve, allow
sanguine
happy
saunter
to walk at a leisurely pace
scarce
not easy to find or get
solicitude
to act of showing care and helpful attention to someone
soliloquize
to speak aloud to oneself
stratagem
a carefully planned scheme to achieve something
stygian
gloomy, dark, hellish
subsequent
following in order or succession
terrestrial
of or related to earth and its inhabitants
unscrupulous
to be conscienceless and have no principles in making decisions
vagabond
a person who moves from place to place
vespertinal
describing something that has to do with the evening
virulent
bitterly hostile
volatile
liable to lead to sudden change or violence
vouchsafe
to tell or give something to someone
wallow
to roll around in the mud
woes
great problems or troubles