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Epoch

era; a remarkable period of history

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Incredulity

a state of doubt; being unable or unwilling to believe something is true or real

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sublime

gorgeous; of such excellence, grandeur, or beauty as to inspire great admiration or awe

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tumbril

an open cart, in particular one used to convey condemned prisoners to the guillotine before and during the French Revolution.

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capitulated

surrendered

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alienated

estranged; outcast

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stolid

impassive, unemotional

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squalid

dirty, wretched

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intangible

elusive, vague

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sagacity

wisdom, shrewdness

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efficacy

effectiveness, ability to achieve results

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deference

respect, submission to the opinion or judgement of others

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demeanor

deportment, manner, bearing

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infamous

notorious; well known for some bad quality or deed

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congenial

agreeable

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talisman

magic charm

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felicitous

suitable; agreeable; pleasing

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obstinate

stubborn

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perpetuate

prolong

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ostentatious

showy

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crestfallen

dejected, dispirited, depressed

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transitory

brief, fleeting

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infallible

unerring; incapable of making mistakes

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shroud

grave cloth, cover

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palpable

obvious, easily perceived, tangible