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homage
respect or reverence paid or rendered
sullen
showing irritation or ill humor by a gloomy silence or reserve; morose
wanton
done, shown, used, etc., maliciously or unjustifiably; deliberate and without motive or provocation; uncalled-for; headstrong
languish
to be or become weak or feeble; droop; fade.
transient
not lasting, enduring, or permanent; transitory.
promontory
a high point of land or rock projecting into the sea or other water beyond the line of coast; a headland.
usurper
to seize and hold (a position, office, power, etc.) by force or without legal right
wallow
to flounder about; move along or proceed clumsily or with difficulty; to roll about or lie in water, snow, mud, dust, or the like, as for refreshment: Goats wallowed in the dust.
disconsolate
without consolation or solace; hopelessly unhappy; inconsolable
temerity
reckless boldness; rashness
inaudible
not audible; incapable of being heard
ostentatiously
characterized by or given to pretentious or conspicuous show in an attempt to impress others
dwindle
to become smaller and smaller; shrink; waste away
phosphorescent
exhibiting a luminous glow
transmutation
change into another nature, substance, form, or condition
desecrate
to divert from a sacred to a profane use or purpose
pugnacious
inclined to quarrel or fight readily; quarrelsome; belligerent; combative
commiserate
to feel or express sorrow or sympathy for or to empathize with (pity)
lacerate
to tear roughly or mangle, to distress or torture mentally or emotionally (wound deeply)
pollinate
to convey pollen to the stigma of a flower