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Portentous

Adjective:
Done in a pompously or overly solemn manner.

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Irreverent

Adjective:
Showing a lack of respect for people or things that are generally taken seriously.

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Vicarious

Adjective:
Experienced in the imagination through the feelings or actions of another person: "vicarious pleasure".
Acting or done for another: "a vicarious atonement".

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Rancor

Noun
Bitterness or resentfulness, esp. when long-standing

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Garrulous

Adjective
Excessively talkative, esp. on trivial matters.

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In cahoots


pl.n. Informal
Questionable collaboration; secret partnership: an accountant in cahoots with organized crime.

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Forlorn

Adjective:
Pitifully sad and abandoned or lonely
(of an aim or endeavor)
Unlikely to succeed or be fulfilled; hopeless:

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Pasquinade

Noun:
A satire or lampoon, originally one displayed or delivered publicly in a public place.

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Superfluous

Adjective
Unnecessary, esp. through being more than enough.

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Elocution

Noun:
The skill of clear and expressive speech

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Orgastic

Noun
Peak of excitement (sexual)

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Intermittent

Adjective
Occurring at irregular intervals; not steady

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Ravenously

Adverb
1. Extremely hungry; voracious.
2. Rapacious; predatory.
3. Greedy for gratification: ravenous for power.

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Pervaded

Verb
(esp. of a smell) Spread through and be perceived in every part of.
(of an influence, feeling, or quality) Be present and apparent throughout.

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Amorphous

Adjective
Without a clearly defined shape or form.
Vague; ill-organized; unclassifiable.

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Adventitious

Adjective
Happening or carried on according to chance rather than design or inherent nature.
Coming from outside; not native