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English vocab

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trenchant
clearly or sharply defined; clear-cut; distinct.
remonstrance
the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
augmented
added to or made greater in amount or number or strength
imprecations
curses
dissuade
turn away from by persuasion
contumaciously
in a rebellious manner
imperious
able to deal authoritatively with affairs
execrate
curse or declare to be evil or anathema or threaten with divine punishment
pilfer
make off with belongings of others
exonerated
freed from any question of guilt
venerated
worthy of adoration or reverence
erudition
profound scholarly knowledge
perspicuity
clarity as a consequence of being perspicuous
sagaciously
in a shrewd manner
ablution
the ritual washing of a priest's hands or of sacred vessels
transfixed
having your attention fixated as though by a spell
capricious
determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason
ignominiously
in a dishonorably manner or to a dishonorable degree
adamantine
not capable of being swayed or diverted from a course
superciliously
with a sneer
dexterous
skillful in physical movements
sanguinary
marked by eagerness to resort to violence and bloodshed
trepidation
a feeling of alarm or dread
unremunerative
not yielding profit or recompense
mollify
make less rigid or softer
journeyman
a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft
vagaries
an unpredictable or erratic action
guileless
free of deceit
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propitiate
make peace with
avaricious
immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth
circumjacent
bordering on every side
inveterate
firmly established, long-standing; habitual