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Chimerical

Imaginary;unreal

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Salubrious

To promote health

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Laudanum

Combination of opium and alcohol

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Charnel house

Place to house dead bodies

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Acme

Highest point; perfection

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Autodidact

Self taught

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Galvanism

Electrical current stimulation

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Elixir

Compound to cure all ills; provide immortality

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Physiognomy

Interpretation of character through outward features

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Benevolent

Good;kind; charitable

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Malevolent

Bad;unkind; evil etc

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Alchemy

A philosophy of chemistry and magic practiced during the Middle Ages; attempt to turn base metals into gold

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Progeny

Product; result of a creative effort

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Golem

Clay being given life

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Doppelgänger

Double counterpart

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Malignity

An instance of malicious behavior

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Recompense

To give in compensation for damage or injury

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Countenance

The look on ones face that reveals one’s feelings

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Pedantry

Unnecessary display of one’s knowledge, all powerful

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Precipice

Steep overhanging place; the brink of disaster

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Disconsolate

Unable to be consoled

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Absolution

Forgiveness of sins by a priest or in the eyes of god

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Abdurate

Stubborn; resistant to persuasion; hardened in feelings

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Ignominy

Deep personal humiliation and disgrace

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Perdition

Utter destruction; eternal domination

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Sublime

Awe inspiring; lofty in thought; elevated in dignity

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Venerable

Respected; impressive by reason of age and wisdom

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Arduous

Difficult; strenuous; hard to achieve

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Palpable

Capable of being toughed; easily perceptible

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Omnipotence

God-like; all seeing; all knowing; all powerful