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undulate

move with a smooth wavelike motion;

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implore

to make a very serious or emotional request to (someone)

3

tact

the ability to do or say things without offending or upsetting other people

4

straits

a situation or perplexity or distess

5

unutterably

being beyond the powers of description

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delusive

tending to mislead

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pallid

(of a person's face) pale

8

sonorous

full or loud in sound

9

oratory

skill or eloquence in public speaking

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acuteness

sharp and penetrating in intellect, insight or perception

11

antagonism

opposition of a conflicting force

12

grandeur

splendor and impressiveness, especially of appearance or style

13

obtrusive

noticeable or prominent in a unwelcome or intrusive way

14

opprobium

harsh criticism

15

supplant

to replace

16

sojourn

a temporary stay

17

ensconce

to establish or settle in a comfortable safe, or secret place

18

paucity

the presence of something only in small or insufficient quantities

19

incumbent

necessary for someone as a duty

20

anew

in a new or different form

21

effrontery

shameless boldness

22

idiosyncrasy

a mode of behavior or way of thought

23

heeding

to pay attention to

24

genial

friendly and cheerful

25

descant

talk tediously or at length

26

judicous

having, showing, or done with good judgement

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deluge

inundate with great quantity of something

28

ardor

enthusiasm or passion

29

desolation

deserted of people and in a state of bleak and dismal emptiness

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incipiently

beginning to come into being or to become apparent

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sanguine

optimistic or positive

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pantomime

conveying emotions, actions, feeling by gestures without speech

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garrulous

excessively talkative, especially on trivial matters

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dilapidated

in a state of despair or ruin as a result of age or neglect

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transcendent

exceeding usual limits

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cavort

to leap or dance about in a lively manner