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Bestial (adj)

Beastlike
beastly, brutal
subhuman in intelligence and sensibility

2

Coterie (n)

A circle of acquaintances
a close knit often exclusive
group of people with a common interest

3

Counterpart (n)

A potion of things closely resembling or corresponding to another
A complement

4

Demur (v/n)

To object or take exception to
An objection

5

Effrontery (n)

Shameless boldness, impudence

6

Inordinate (adj)

Far too great, exceeding reasonable limits, excessive

7

Misanthrope (n)

A person who hates or despises people

8

Pertinacious (adj)

Very persistent; holding firmly to a course of action or a set of beliefs; hard to get rid of, refusing to be put off or denied

9

Picayune (adj)

Of little value or importance, paltry, measly; concerned with trifling matters, small-minded

10

Raiment (n)

Clothing, garments

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Allay (v)

To calm or pacify, set to rest, to lessen or relieve

12

arrant (adj)

thoroughgoing; out-and-out; shameless; blatant

13

badinage (n)

light and playful conversation

14

countermand (v)

to cancel or reverse one order or command with another that is contrary to the 1st

15

echelon (n)

one of a series of grades in an organization or field of activity; an organized military unit; a steplike formation or arrangement

16

juggernaut (n)

a massive and inescapable force or object that crushes whatever is in its path

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lackadaisical (adj)

lacking spirit or interest, halfhearted

18

litany (n)

a prayer consisting of short appeals to God recited by the leader alternating with responses from the congregation; any repetitive chant; a long list

19

macabre (adj)

grisly; gruesome; horrible; distressing; having death as a subject

20

portend (v)

to indicate beforehand that sth is about to happen; to give advance warning of

21

raze (v)

to tear down; destroy completely; to cut or scrape off or out

22

saturate (v)

to soak thoroughly; fill to capacity; to satisfy fully

23

saturnine (adj)

of a gloomy or surly disposition; cold or sluggish in mood

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acclamation (n)

a shout of welcome; an overwhelming verbal vote of approval

25

calumniate (v)

to slander; to accuse falsely and maliciously

26

chary (adj)

extremely cautious, hesitant; or slow (to); reserved; diffident

27

imperturbable (adj)

not easily excited; emotionally steady

28

paroxysm (n)

a sudden outburst; a spasm; convulsion

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peregrination (n)

the act of traveling; an excursion, especially on foot or to a foreign country

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refulgent (adj)

shining; radiant; resplendent