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motif
a recurring subject
specious
superficially pleasing
intimidate
to fill another with fear
pliant
flexible
intricacy
the state of complexity; detailed
strident
a harsh, piercing sound
officious
interfering; meddling
festoon
a string of flowers/garland suspended between two points
evacuation
the removal of things or persons from an endangered area
spontaneous
resulting from a natural impulse
ebullience
high spirits; happiness
unintelligible
not capable of being understood
indignant
feeling strong displeasure at something unjust
antagonism
an active hostility between conflicting groups
belligerence
an aggressively hostile nature
chastisement
to discipline by punishment
ecstasy
rapturous delight; very elated spirits
tacit
understood without being openly expressed
effigy
a representation or image
lamentably
regrettable, unfortunate
assent
to agree or concur
decorous
characterized by dignified propriety or conduct
diffident
lacking confidence in one's own ability
incredulous
indicating unbelief
interminable
having no limits
frenzy
extreme agitation
vulnerable
susceptible of being hurt
impervious
not permitting passage; unable to get through
furtive
sly; sneaky; shifty
fervor
great warmth and earnestness of feeling
sanctity
holiness
covert
concealed or secretive
superficial
to be at or near the surface; lack depth
derision
an object of ridicule
corruption
moral perversion
demented
crazy; insane
gesticulate
to make or use gestures when speaking
obscene
offensive to morality or decency
composite
made up of separate parts; combined
anonymous
without any name acknowledge
ludicrous
causing laughter because of obscurity
inscrutable
incapable of being investigated
talisman
an object that supposedly possesses occult powers
ineffectual
without satisfactory effect
propitiate
to make favorably inclined
cordon
to surround or blockade
obscurity
the condition of being unknown
antiphonal
relating to a song sung in verse
inimical
unfavorable or harmful
incantation
chanting words purposefully to have magical powers