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Anthropomorphism

Attribution of human characteristics to inanimate objects, animals, or natural phenomena

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Apotheosis

Deification; exaltation to divine rank

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Appease

To bring peace or calm to; to soothe

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Archetype

A model or prototype; an ideal example of a type

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Atonement

A making up for past wrongs

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Bane

A cause of death, destruction, or ruin

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Beseech

To request earnestly; to beg

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Exonerate

To free from blame

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Expiate

To make amends or reparations for; to atone

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Matriarchal

Dominated by a female figure or authority

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Desolation

Devastation or ruin; Dreariness or barrenness

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Slovenly

Untidy or unclean in appearance or habits

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Churlish

Of, resembling, or characteristic of a churl; vulgar; Marked by a lack of civility or graciousness; surly

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Listless

Characterized by a lack of energy, interest, or spirit

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Curate

A clergyman in charge of a parish

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Aut, Auto

Self

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Am, Amor

love; liking; friendliness

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Monomyth

One story common to all cultures and peoples

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Monotheism

The belief in only one god

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Patriarchal

Dominated by a male figure or authority

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Penitence

Regret for wrongdoings

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Pestilence

A plague or disease

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Polytheism

A worship of or belief in more than one god

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Precipice

An overhanging or extremely steep mass of rock; a cliff

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Reconcile

To restore to harmony; to resolve or settle

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Reticence

The state or quality of being reserved or reluctant

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Servile

Submissive or slavish

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Soliloquize

To utter a soliloquy; to talk to oneself

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Impertinence

The quality or state of being improperly bold or forward; insolence

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Misanthrope

One who hates or mistrusts humankind

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Compel

To force, drive, or constrain; to necessitate by pressure or by force

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Degradation

The act or process of reducing in grade, rank, or status; A decline to a lower condition, quality, or level

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Cracy

Government

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Anim

Mind, will, spirit

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Ardor

Fiery intensity of feelings

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Formidable

Causing fear, apprehension, or dread

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Guile

Treacherous cunning; skillful deceit

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Peril

Exposure to injury, loss, or destruction; grave risk; jeopardy; danger

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Plunder

To rob of goods or valuables by open force

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Ponderous

Of great weight; heavy; massive

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Profusion

Abundance; a great quantity or amount

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Shun

To avoid deliberately

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Tumult

A general outbreak, riot, uprising, or other disorder

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Valor

Boldness or determination in facing great danger

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Abode

A place in which a person resides; An extended stay in a place

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Conjecture

Inference or judgement based on incomplete evidence; to infer from inconclusive evidence

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Interloper

One that interferes with the affairs of others, often for selfish reasons

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Vociferous

Making, given to, or marked by noisy and vehement outcry

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Dem, Demo

People

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Fin

End, boundary, limit

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Parry

to deflect, evade, or avoid

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Aloof

Distant physically or emotionally; reversed and remote

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Contentious

Given to contention; quarrelsome; argumentative

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Cower

To cringe in fear

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Implacable

Impossible to appease, satisfy, or soothe

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Impudence

The quality of being offensively bold; offensively held behavior

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Insidious

Intended to entrap; treacherous; Beguiling but harmful

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Rebuke

To critics or reprove sharply; to reprimand

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Revelry

Boisterous merrymaking

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Revulsion

A feeling of violent disgust or loathing

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Supplication

The act of asking for earnestly, as by praying or beseeching

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Expostulate

To reason earnestly with someone in an effort to dissuade or correct them; to protest or dispute

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Prognosticate

To predict or foretell; to foreshadow

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Poignant

Profoundly moving; touching; near skillful and to the point

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Munificent

Very liberal in giving; generous

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Deplorable

Wretched or bad

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Pan

All; complete

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Flu, fluc, flux

Flow

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Abash

To make ashamed or uneasy; disconcert

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Ardor

Fiery intensity of feeling

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Contrive

To plan with cleverness or ingenuity; devise

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Countenance

Appearance, especially the expression of the face

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Indignation

Anger aroused by something unjust, mean, or unworthy

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Insolent

Presumptuous and insulting in manner or speech, arrogant

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Shrewd

Marked by keen awareness, sharp intelligence, and often practicality

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Vex

To annoy or bother

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Wily

Full of wiles; cunning

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Wrathful

Full of wrath; fiercely angry

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Flog

To beat severely with a whip or rod

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Infernal

Of or relating to a lower world of the dead; fiendish; diabolical

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Perdition

Loss of the soul; eternal damnation

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Covetousness

The state of extreme desire for that which belongs to another

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Propriety

The state or quality of being proper

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Chron, Chrono

Time

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Gen, Gener

Birth, kind, class

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Agitation

A state of excitement, disturbance, or worry

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Ewer

A large jug or pitcher with a wide mouth

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Ignoble

Dishonorable; base; despicable

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Indiscriminate

Lacking discrimination or careful choice; random or promiscuous

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Perpetual

Eternal; permanent

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Pious

Having or expressing reverence for a god or gods; religious; devout

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Rapture

The state of mind resulting from feelings of high emotion; joyous ecstasy

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Semblance

Outward appearance, especially without any inner substance or reality

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Vengeance

The act of or desire for taking revenge; retributive punishment

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Wretched

In poor or pitiful circumstances; characterized by or causing misery

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Fiend

A person who is extremely wicked, especially in being very cruel or brutal

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Coquette

A woman who flirts

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Imprecation

A malediction; curse

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Paragon

A model of excellence; pattern

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Acquiesce

To comply with; assent to without protest

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Propriety

The quality or state of being appropriate, proper, or fitting

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Mania

Madness

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Greg

Herd or flock

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Brusquely

Roughly, abruptly

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Derogatory

Belittling, Condescending

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Imperiously

Overbearingly; in a domineering way

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Mollify

To soothe, pacify, or satisfy

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Morosely

Gloomily, sullenly

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Ominously

Threatening; in a way that suggests harm

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Pathos

The quality an author achieves to bring sympathy to the reader

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Plaintively

Sorrowfully, mournfully, sadly

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Pugnacious

Quarrelsome; ready to fight

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Recumbent

Leaning, reclining

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Elicit

To give rise to; to evoke

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Fret

To distress or be distressed; worry

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Epistle

A letter, especially one that is long, formal, or didactic

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Deportment

The manner in which a person behaves, especially in physical bearing

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Sanguine

Cheerful and confident; optimistic

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Ped

Child

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Here, hes

Stick

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Alienation

Withdrawal or detachment, as from one's society

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Avert

To turn away from

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Belligerently

In a way that shows readiness to fight

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Bemused

Lost in thought; preoccupied

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Contemptuously

Without respect; scornfully

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Contorted

Twisted

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Crestfallen

Dejected, disheartened

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Derision

Ridicule

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Euthanasia

An easy and painless death

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Retort

To reply quickly, sharply, wittily, or angrily

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Pertinacious

Unyielding; stubborn or persistent

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Doleful

Sorrowful; sad

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Paltry

Insignificant; very small; worthless

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Evince

To make evident; to show clearly

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Physiognomy

The art of judging human character from facial features

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Ortho

Straight, upright, correct

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Litera

Written; of letters

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Abet

To assist or encourage, especially in crime or wrongdoing

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Coerce

To compel or restrain by force or authority without regard to individual wishes or desires

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Divulge

To make known; to disclose

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Dogmatic

Forcibly asserted as if authoritative and unchallengeable

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Extraneous

Not essential, irrelevant

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Gregarious

Enjoying the company of others, social

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Insipid

Lacking spirit; boring

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Jaundiced

Affected by or exhibiting envy, prejudiced, or hostility

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Meticulous

Extremely careful and precise

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Temerity

Fearless, daring

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Apathetic

Having or showing little or no emotion; indifferent

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Adjuration

A solemn and earnest appeal to someone to do something

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Diabolical

Excruciatingly bad; outrageous

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Culpable

Deserving censure; blameworthy

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Peruse

To read or examine with care; study

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Gen, geno, genea

Race, kind, birth

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Luc, lum

Light