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discreet

prudent; thoughtfully reserved

2

depict

portray

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cultivate

increasing in size, scope or quantity by successive additions

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consonance

harmony; agreement

5

commodious

spacious and comfortable

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cede

yield to; surrender formally

7

bombastic

pompous; using inflated language

8

avid

greedy; eager for

9

apocalyptic

prophetic; pertaining to revelations

10

affix

fasten; attach; add on

11

woe

deep, inconsolable grief; affliction, suffering

12

vernacular

living language; natural style

13

unearth

dig up

14

totem

a natural object with animals or birds assumed as an emblem

15

tantalize

tease; torture with disappointment

16

sublime

exalted or noble and uplifting; utter

17

specter

a ghost or phantom

18

semantic

pertaining to the meaning of words

19

rogue

mountebank, scoundrel, dishonest person

20

replete

filled to brim or to the point of being stuffed; abundantly supplied

21

recalcitrant

obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly

22

purport

to claim or profess, to declare, to give the appearance, often falsely

23

profligate

dissipated; wasteful; wildly immoral

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porous

allowing air, gas or liquid to pass through; having or full of holes

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phenomenon

extremely unusual or extraordinary thing or occurrence

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parsimonious

sparing, miserly, frugal, stingy

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optimum

most favorable

28

nomad

one without a permanent domicile, one who moves from place to place

29

monolithic

solidly uniform; unyielding

30

marrow

soft, fatty vascular tissue in the bones

31

libertine

an immoral or licentious man

32

irreverence

lack of proper respect

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inordinate

unrestrained; excessive

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indefatigable

tireless

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impiety

irreverence; lack of respect for God

36

heresy

opinion contrary to popular relief; opinion contrary to accepted religion

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gist

essence

38

forensic

suitable to debate or courts of law

39

fastidious

difficult to please; squeamish

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evoke

to summon forth; call to mind; suggest

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engross

occupy fully

42

dulcet

sweet sounding

43

discourse

formal discussion; conversation

44

denunciation

a strong, public criticism; a verbal attack or condemnation

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culpable

deserving blame

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consolidation

unification; process of becoming firmer or stronger

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commiserate

feel or express pity or sympathy for

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cavil

make frivolous objections

49

bombast

high sounding use of language without much real meaning

50

avert

prevent; turn away