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purport

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

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recalcitrant

obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly

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replete

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

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rogue

mountebank, scoundrel, dishonest person

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semantic

pertaining to the meaning of words

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specter

a ghost or phantom

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sublime

exalted or noble and uplifting; utter

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tantalize

tease; torture with disappointment

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totem

a natural object with animals or birds assumed as an emblem

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unearth

dig up

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vernacular

living language; natural style

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woe

deep, inconsolable grief; affliction; suffering

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affix

fasten; attach; add on

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apocalyptic

prophetic; pertaining to revelations

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avid

greedy; eager for

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bombastic

pompous; using inflated language

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cede

yield (title, territory) to; surrender formally

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commodious

spacious and comfortable

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consonance

harmony; agreement

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cultivate

increasing in size, scope or quantity by successive additions

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depict

portray

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discreet

prudent; thoughtfully reserved

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dumbfound

astonish

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engulf

to surround or enclose completely

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exacerbate

worsen; enbitter

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fatalism

belief that events are determined by focus beyond one's control

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foreshadow

give an indication beforehand; portend; prefigure

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glaze

cover with a thin and shiny surface

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heretic

one who maintains unorthodox religious opinion or beliefs; one who dissents from official church doctrines

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impinge

infringe; touch; collide with

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indelible

not able to be erased

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insalubrious

unwholesome; not healthful

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irrevocable

unalterable; irreversible

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licentious

amoral; lewd and lascivious; unrestrained

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marshal

put in order

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monosyllabic

having only one syllable

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nomadic

wandering

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opus

prophetic; uttered as if with divine authority; mysterious or ambiguous

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parsimony

stinginess; excessive frugality

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philanthropic

of or showing love of mankind, especially through charitable gifts and deeds