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Things Fall Apart/Word of the Day #2

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adherent
(n.) a follower, supporter; (adj.) attached, sticking to
zeal
a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)
woe
great sorrow, grief, or misfortune
wily
marked by skill in deception
vivid
having the clarity and freshness of immediate experience
tentative
unsettled in mind or opinion
revere
regard with feelings of respect and reverence
appease
(v.) to make calm, soothe; to relieve, satisfy; to yield to
resilient
recovering readily from adversity, depression, or the like
pacifist
someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes
contempt
scorn, extreme dislike or disdain
benevolence
an act intending or showing kindness and good will
audacity
fearless daring, boldness
arduous
difficult to accomplish
blasphemous
characterized by profanity or cursing
calamity
an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
desolate
crushed by grief, made uninhabitable
impudent
marked by casual disrespect
ominous
threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
malevolence
wishing evil to others