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eloquence
expressiveness: persuasive power
sepulcher
tomb
pensive
thinking deeply or seriously
venerable
commanding respect
melancholy
gloomy
termagant
a quarrelsome woman
avarice
greed
usurer
a moneylender who charges high interest
munificent
generous
equivocal
having many interpretations
appellation
a name or title
paradoxical
expressing a contradiction
specious
seeming to be good without actually being so
anomalous
abnormal
sentience
a capacity of feeling
beguiling
charming
countenance
a facial expression
craven
very cowardly
obeisance
a gesture of respect
ominous
threatening, sinister
venerable
profoundly honored
iniquity
an unjust act
indecorous
lacking propriety and good taste in manners and conduct
ostentatious
intended to attract notice and impress others
sagacious
acutely insightful and wise
vagary
an unexpected and inexplicable change in something (in a situation or a person's behavior, etc.)
tremulous
(of the voice) quivering as from weakness or fear
waggery
a quaint and amusing jest
impertinent
improperly forward or bold
obstinacy
resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires
inscrutable
of an obscure nature
maledictions
curses
prescient
perceiving the significance of events before they occur
pertinaciously
holding firmly to some purpose