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Unable to be comforted; dejected
Adjective

Disconsolate

1

About to happen
Adjective

Imminent

4

Controversial belief
Noun

Heresy

5

To go away quickly or secretly
Verb

Abscond

7

To say over and over again
Verb

Reiterate

8

A fleet of warships
Noun

Armada

9

Stubborn; persistent
Adjective

Dogged

10

1. Insecure
2. Based on unproved statements or conclusions
Adjective

Precarious

11

To move from side to side in an uncontrolled manner
Verb

Careen

12

To lie at rest
Verb
Calmness
Noun

Repose

13

The complete range of something
Noun

Gamut

14

Protect against punishment
Noun

Impunity

16

Continuous
Adjective

Incessant

18

Gloomy; slow
Adjective

Sullen

19

To make impossible
Verb

Preclude

22

Bright red
Noun

Vermilion

23

Not capable of error
Noun

Infallibility

24

Expert knowledge in some particular field; often in matters of art and fine foods
Noun

Connoisseurship

26

Unreasonably high (in price)
Adjective

Exorbitant

27

Dignified and serene behavior
Noun

Poise

28

Neat and trim
Adjective

Prim

33

From a faraway or fantasy place
Adjective

Exotic

36

Overflowing flattery or praise
Noun

Adulation

41

Terrified; shocked
Adjective

Aghast

44

Great mental or physical suffering
Noun

Anguish