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barrage
a rapid, large scale outpouring of something, noun
bigot
(n.) an intolerant, prejudiced, or biased person
billowing
(n.) a large sea wave, (v.) to rise or swell like a wave
constrain
(v.) to force, compel; to restrain, hold back
contemporary
(adj.) belonging to the same period of time as oneself; (n.) a person of the same time
depict
(v.) to portray; to represent or show in the form of a picture
designate
(v.) to indicate, point out; to appoint (adj.) selected but not install
dispatch
(v.) to send off or out for a purpose to kill, (n.) an official message; promptness, speed; the act of killing
encompass
(v.) to encircle, go or reach around; to enclose; to include with a certain group or class
enigma
(n.) someone or something that is extremely puzzling; that which cannot be understood or explained
expressly
(adv.) plainly, in so many words; for a particular purpose
gloat
(v.) to look at or think about with great intensity and satisfactory ; to take great personal joy in
global
(adj.) of, relating to, or involving the entire world; comprehensive
groundless
(adj.) without any good reason or cause, unjustified
hypocrite
(n.) a person who pretends to be what he or she is not or better than he or she really is; a two-faced person
illusion
(n.) a false idea; something that one seems to see or to be aware that really does not exist
inept
(adj.) totally without skill or appropriateness
infuriate
(v.) to make very angry, enrage
libel
(n.) a written statement that unfairly or falsely harms the reputation of the person about whom it is made; (v.) to write or publish such a statement
misgiving
(n.) a feeling of fear, doubt, or uncertainty
motivate
(v.) to provide with a reason for doing; to push on to some goal or course of action
serene
(adj.) peaceful, calm; free of emotional upset; clear and free of storm; majestic, grand
slake
(v.) to satisfy, relieve, or bring to an end
vocation
(n.) any trade, profession, or occupation; a sense of fitness or special calling for one's work
vow
(n.) a sacred promise or pledge (v.) to declare or promise in a solemn way