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countenance
facial expression
ameliorate
to make better
integrity
honesty, decency
indefitigable
persisting tirelessly
sepulchre
a small room or monument, cut in rock or built of stone, in which a dead person is laid or buried
caprice
a sudden and unaccountable change of mood or behavior
fervent
having or displaying a passionate intensity
galvanism
electricity produced by chemical action
omnipotent
almighty, having unlimited power or authority
uncouth
lacking good manners, refinement, or grace
chimeras
a thing that is hoped or wished for but in fact is illusory or impossible to achieve
pulpit
a raised platform or lectern in a church or chapel from which the preacher delivers a sermon
mien
a person's look or manner, especially one of a particular kind indicating their character or mood
physiognomy
a person's facial features or expression, especially when regarded as indicative of character or ethnic origin.
pedantry
a pretentious display of knowledge
lassitude
lack of energy
demoniacal
devilish, very wicked
languor
the state or feeling, often pleasant, of tiredness or inertia
pertinacity
persistent determination
convalescence
gradual recovery after an illness
diffident
modest or shy because of a lack of self-confidence
perambulations
pleasant, leisurely walks
ignominy
public shame or disgrace
exculpate
to free from guilt or blame
ephemeral
lasting a very short time
clemency
mercy