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brazen
rude, disrespectful
chaste
morally pure
bulwark
something that defends
circumspect
cautious prudent
conspicuous
obvious, noticable
contempt
scorn, extreme dislike
enthralling
captivating, spellbinding
elucidate
to make clear, explain
covert
secret, concealed
divination
telling the future by magic
rhetoric
over-elaborate language
pandemic
widespread
emphatic
forcibly expressive
palpable
able to be touched
cryptic
hidden meaning
idyllic
charming, naturally pleasing
defunct
dead or inactive
adroit
skillful, clever
peccadillo
minor offense
choleric
hot-tempered
ethereal
heavenly, light
formidable
meanacing, causing fear or awe
perilous
dangerous, unsafe
lament
mourn or grieve
crimson
red
wrath
anger, rage
intemperate
unbalanced, hot-tempered
alliance
coalition, union, agreement
abominable
repulsive, offensive, monstous
flourish
to thrive or grow
solitude
loneliness, isolation
endure
tolerate or bear
beseech
ask or beg
occult
supernatural, mystical
affliction
suffering, difficulty
rancorous
bitter, unforgiving
defilement
corruption, tarnishing
malice
hatred or evil
notorious
infamous
arrogance
egotism, over confidence
deride
ridicule, put down
hinder
hold back or delay
atrocious
terrible, dreadful
appease
to soothe or calm down
profound
deep, thoughtful, insightful
aversion
hatred
retribution
revenge, justice
serene
calm, quiet, still
perturbed
troubled, anxious, nervous
nefarious
evil
toil
to labor or work
bewildered
confused
refuge
shelter, harbour
majestic
regal, royal, grand
crag
cliff, peak, mountain
respledence/resplendent
brilliance, gloriously bright
vex
to anger
grattitude
thanks, appreciation
barren
desolate, infertile
discern
to distinguish, seperate
prudence
care, caution, discretion
hearth
floor of the fireplace resembles home
prudent
careful, cautious, wise
steadfast
persistent, dedicated
anathema
something hated
wassail
a festive occasion
pagan
non-religious person
perish
to die
salvage
to save, recover
unremitting
incessant, continuous
undaunted
fearless, unconcerned
harrow
to cause distress
skulk
lurk, creep, prowl
exploit
achievement, accomplishment
sumptuous
luxurious, costly, lavish
unscathed
unharmed, intact
refurbish
to renovate, restore
ignominious
humiliating, embarrassing
discourse
conversation, discussion
stalwart
strong, muscular, athletic
ruinous
disastrous, damaging
effulgent
bright, brilliant
copious
abundant, numerous
tenacious
determined
surreptitious
sneaky, secretive
spurious
fake, counterfeit
onerous
difficult, tiring, tedious
gregarious
talkative, social
pious
religious, devout
officious
bossy, overbearing
scrupulous
conscientious, careful, fussy
voracious
hungry, eager
writhe
to twist in pain
pedestrian
boring
elocution
art of public speaking, diction
pinion
bind or hold down
ambivalence
indifference, indecision
ablution
cleansing with water
carrion
dead and rotting flesh
edification
teaching, schooling
attrition
erosion, gradual weakening
kismet
fate, destiny
laud
to praise, commend
egg
encourage or incite to action
detrimental
harmful, damaging
verbose
wordy
enhance
to improve
impair
to harm, damage
waffle
to babble
nullify
invalidate, cancel out
listless
lacking energy
cavalier
inconsiderate, arrogant
terse
brief, abrupt
coerce
to force
diverse
varied, assorted, different
jaunt
outing, short trip
hindrance
obstacle, something in the way
abate
reduce, subside, decrease
fallacy
incorrect idea, wrong assumption
vindictive
eager for revenge, spiteful
altruistic
unselfish, giving to others
frank
truthful, honest
martial
warlike, aggressive
mentor
wise and trusted advisor
mercurial
quick, active, or inconstant, unstable
myrmidon
obedient and unquestioned follower
narcissistic
conceited, in love with oneself
nectar
something pleasing to drink, (drink from the g-d's)
aegis
shield or protection
Adonis
very handsome young man
ambrosial
delicious, excellent, pleasing to taste
nemesis
due punishment for evil deeds OR one who inflicts punishment
forum
public meeting place
hector
to bully, intimidate
hermetic
airtight
siren
dangerous attractive women
beguile
to deceive, mislead
plutocratic
having influence on one's wealth
phillipic
a bitter scolding, outburst
panic
unreasoning, sudden fright
archaic
antiquated, old, out of use
paean
song or hymn of praise or joy
Olympian
majestic, g-dlike
herculean
very difficult, requiring great strength
jovial
merry, jolly
labrynthine
intricate, complicated
laconic
terse, using few words
artful
skillful, clever, tricky
lethargic
unnaturally drowsy, sluggish
iridescent
having colors like the rainbow
procrustean or Draconian
cruel, inflexible
odyssey
long series of wanderings or travels, a journey
bestow
to grant or give
auroral
resembling dawn, rosy
chimerical
fantastic, unreal, absurd
Draconian or procrustean
cruel, harsh severe
Cassandra
one who prophesizes disaster, pessimist
Elysian
delightful, blissful, heavenly
echolalia
automatic and immediate repetition of what others say
blandishment
flattery
fauna
animal life
flora
plant life