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Sepulchre

Tomb or grave

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Metaphysical

Pertaining to the nature of Metaphysics - the branch of philosophy that deals with the first
principles of things, including abstract concepts

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Incantation

Magic spell

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Omnipotent

Having unlimited power

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Panegyric

Speech in praise of someone

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Ineffectual

not producing the desired effect

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Unremitting

never relaxing

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Ardour

enthusiasm or passion

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Trifling

unimportant or trivial

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Perambulation

to travel through usually by foot

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Callous

not feeling or showing any concern about the problems or suffering of other people

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Consolation

something that makes a person feel less sadness, disappointment, etc

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Cabriolet

a light 2-wheeled one-horse carriage with a folding leather hood, a large apron, and upward-curving shafts

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Prognosticate

to foretell from signs or symptoms: predict

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Prophesy

To state that something will happen in the future

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fortitude

mental and emotional strength in the face of adversity (noun)

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immoderate

not moderate; exceeding just or reasonable limits; excessive; extreme.

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abhorrence

a feeling of extreme repugnance or aversion; utter loathing; abomination

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desponding

to be depressed by loss of hope, confidence, or courage

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depraved

corrupt, wicked, or perverted

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Viand

an item of food

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Melancholy

sadness or depression of the spirit

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Cottager

someone who lives in a cottage

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Disown

To refuse to acknowledge or accept as one's own; repudiate

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Tyrannical

using power over people in a way that is cruel and unfair

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Wantonness

a lack of caring about others feelings, rights or safety. Being immoral or self-indulgent. Syn.abandon

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Abject

relating to a situation in an unpleasant/atrocious way

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Mediation

the intervention or arbitration in a problematic situation or dispute

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Countenance

support

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Despondency

feeling down (lowly spirited) due to a loss of hope and/or courage

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Exordium

The beginning or introductory part

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Toil

To work extremely hard or incessantly

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Variegated

exhibiting different colors,especially as irregular patches or streaks

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Precipice

very steep rock face or cliff, typically a tall one.

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Ennui

a feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement

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Repugnance

intense aversion

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Indefatigable

sustained enthusiastic action; tireless

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Delirium

a mental state where sb does not have ability to think or speak clearly

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Contemplate

to think deeply and intently

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Solemnity

the quality of being very serious

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Frenzy

a state or period of uncontrolled excitement or wild behavior

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Vengeance

revenge

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Extricate

to disentangle/ free (someone or something) from a constraint or difficulty.

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Tedious

dull, boring, tiresome or monotonous

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Grapple

engage in a close fight or struggle without weapons; wrestle