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dilapidated
falling apart or ruined, run-down
bedlam
a noisy uproar; a scene of wild confusion
solace
comfort in disappointment or misery
predominant
having superior power and influence:major
tenement
poorly built, overcrowded housing
dialect
a regional variety of a language, with differences in vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation
indignity
An insult to one's pride; offensive or humiliating treatment
laborious
demanding much work or care; tedious; requiring physical exertion
infatuation
foolish and usually extravagant passion, love, or admiration
listless
lacking zest or vivacity; without energy
immodest
inappropriate in conduct or utterance; indecent; shameless.
extraneous
nonessential; not constituting a vital part; irrelevant
grovel
to beg; to lower oneself to please another
hierarchy
arrangement by rank or standing; body of persons having authority
filial
of, relating to, or befitting a son or daughter
bigot
a prejudiced person who is intolerant of any opinions differing from his own
bigotry
discrimination; intolerance
diplomatic
skilled in dealing with sensitive matters or people
diplomacy
wisdom in the management of public affairs
discreet
marked by prudence, modesty, or wise self-restraint
emcee
a person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers)
enthrall
to captivate, charm, hold spellbound
martyr
one who suffers for the sake of principle
monstrosity
Anything unnaturally huge or distorted.
ominous
threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
vigilant
carefully observant or attentive
elation
joy; extreme happiness