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A Seperate Peace

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perpendicular
(adj) at an angle of 90 to a given line, plane, or surface
capacious
(adj) having a lot of space inside; roomy
tacit
(adj) understood or implied without being stated
convalescence
(n) time spent recovering from an illness or medical treatment; recuperation
salient
(n) a piece of land or section of fortification that juts out to form an angle.
droll
(adj) curious or unusual in a way that provokes dry amusement
contentious
(adj) causing or likely to cause an arguement; controversial
prodigious
(adj) remarkably or impressively great in extent, size or degree
invelge
(v) persuade (someone) to do something by means of deception or flattery
consternation
(n) feelings of anxiety or dismay, typically at something unexpected
rhetorical
(adj) asked in order to produce an effect or to make a statement rather than to elect information
formidable
(adj) inspiring fear or respect through being impressively large, powerful, intense or capable
indignant
(adj) feeling or showing anger or annoyance at what is percieved as unfair treatment.
genial
(adj) friendly and cheerful
inure
(v) accustom (someone) to something, especially something unpleasant
deign
(v) do something that one considers to be beneath one's dignity
chronic
(adj) of an illness persisting for a long time or constantly recurring
inane
(adj) silly or stupid
conniver
(n) secretly allow (something considered immoral, illegal, wrong, or harmful to occur)
eloquence
(n) fluent or persuasive speaking or writng
anarchy
(n) a state of disorder due to abscence or nonrecognition of authority
indiscriminately
(adv) done at random or without careful judgement
venerable
(adj) accorded a great deal of respect, esp. because of age, wisdom, or character
insidious
(adj) proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with harmful effects
inebriate
(v) make (someone) drunk; intoxicate
suppleness
(n) bending and moving easily and gracefully; flexible
discern
(v) percieve or recognize (something)
enmity
(n) the state or feeling of being actively opposed or hostile to someone or smth.
undulation
(n) move with a smooth wavelike motion
effulgence
(n) shining brightly or radiantly
paganism
(n) the holding of religious beliefs other than those of the main world religions
delirious
(adj) in an acutely distrubed state of mind resulting from illness of intoxication and chracterized by restlessness, illusions, and incoherence of speech and thought
irresolute
(adj) showing or feeling hesitancy; uncertain
continuity
(n) the unbroken and consistent existence or operation of something over a period of time
decalogue
(n) The Ten Commandments
amiably
(adv) having or displaying a friendly and pleasant manner
idiosyncratic
(adj) of or relating to idiosyncracy, peculiar or individual
ludicrous
(adj) so foolish, unreasonable, or our of place as to be amusing, ridiculous.
reverie
(n) a state of being pleasantly lost in one's thoughts; a daydream
erratic
(adj) not even or regular in pattern or movement; unpredicatable
sultriness
(n) hot an humid (of the air)
eccentric
(adj) unconventional and slightly strange (person's behaviour)
tentative
(adj) not certain or fixed; provisional
turbid
(adv) liquid colored, opaque, thick q/ suspended matter; confused, obscure in meaning and effect
throng
(n) a largely, densely, packed crowd of people or animals
emissary
(n) a person sent on a special mission, usually as a diplomatic representative.
transcend
(v) be or go beyond the range or limits of smth abstract, typ. a conceptual field
infinitesimial
(adj) extrememly small(opp of infinite)
sinecure
(n) a position requiring little or no work but giving the holder status or financial benefit
bantam
(n) a person of diminutive stature and often combative
dispensation
(n) a system of revealed commands and promises regulating human affairs
insinuate
(v) to introduce (as an idea) gradually or in a subtle, indirect way
implausibility
(n) the state of being impossible
burlesque
(n) exaggeration by means of ludicrous distractions, quirky, odd, earthly ways.
futility
(n) uselessness
zestfully
(adv) full of enjoyment
sancity
(n) the state or quality of being holy, sacred, or saintly.
inevitable
(adj) incapable of being avoided or evaded
reticent
(adj) inclined to be silent or uncommuncative in speech
opulent
(adj) having large estate or property; wealthy
vagaries
(n) an unexpected and inexplicable change in a situation or in someone's behaviour
sobriety
(n) the state of being sober
whimsical
(adj) playfully quaint or fanciful, esp. in an appealing way
pungent
(adj) having a sharply strong taste or smell; sharp stiff !
refute
(v) prove (a statement or theory) to be wrong or false; disprove
aphorism
(n) a pithy observation that contains a general truth
hypocritical
(adj) behaving in a way that suggests one has higher standards or more noble beliefs that in the case
sententious
(adj) given to moralizing in a pompous or affected manner
gullible
(adj) easily persauded to believe something; credulous
novelty
(n) the quality of being new, original, or unusual
multifarious
(adj) many and of various types
terminus
(n) a final point in space or time; end of a railroad; the figure of a human bust
(under) duress
(n) threats , violence, constraints, or other actions brought to bear on someone to do something against their will.
cacophony
(n) a harsh, discordant mixture of sounds
preposterous
(adj) contrary to reason or common sense; utterly absurd, ridiculous
precarious
(adj) not securely held in postion; dependant on chance, uncertain
accolade
(n) an award or privelege granted as a special honor; touch on perosn's shoulder at the bestowing of a knighthood.
austerity
(n) sterness or severity of manner or attitude; extreme plainess
rejoinder
(n) a reply, especially a sharp or witty one
eunuch
(n) a man who has been castrated, esp (in the past) one employed
incredulous
(adj) unwilling to admit or accept what is offered as true; skeptical
rueful
(adj) exciting pity or sympathy; mournful; regretful
torpid
(adj) having lost the power or the exertion of feeling; dormant, numb; lacking in energy and vigor
arch
(adj) marked by a deliberate and often playfullness, irony, or impudence, or principle, chief
tumult
(n) a disorderly agitation or milling about of a crowd usually with uproar and confusion of voices
poignant
(adj) pungently persuasive, painfully affecting the feelings, touching, pleasurably stimulating,
inconguity
(n) the state or quality of being not harmnous, incompatible, disagreement
decrepit
(adj) wasted and weakened by or as if by the infirmities of old age; impaired by use or age
innate
(adj) existing in, belonging to, or determined by factors present in an individual from birth
impervious
(adj) not allowing entrance or passage; impenetrable; not capable of being damaged or harmed
animosity
(n) ill will or resentment tending toward active hostility; an antagonistic attitude
bellicose
(adj) favored or inclined to start quarrels or wars
reprieve
(v) to delay the punishment of, to give relief or deliverance to for a time
cogitation
(n) the capacity to think or reflect, the act of pondering and mediating on usual intent.
vagueness
(n) not clearly espressed
tangible
(adj) capable of being percieved espescially throught touch
morale
(n) moral principles, teachings, conducts.
forlorn
(adj) a bereft, forsaken; being in sad poor situations; miserable, wrecked.