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ebullition (n.)

exuberence; bubbling enthusiasm

metamorphosis (n.)

change of form, structure, function

deride (v.)

to scorn or ridicule

accoutrement (n.)

clothes, equipment

hoary (adj.)

white or gray

assail (v.)

to attack physically or verbally

quail (v.)

to recoil (in fear)

countenance (n.) (v.)

(n.) facial expression (v.) to approve or tolerate

grave (adj.)

serious; solemn

pall (n.)

a dark or gloomy covering

keen (v.)

to wail mournfully

dirge (n.)

a song of grief or mourning

dogmatism (n.)

arrogant, positive assertion of opinion

fraught (adj.)

filled or loaded

foist (v.)

to get a thing bought (or accepted) by fraud or deception

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