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eschatology

the part of theology concerned with death, judgment, and the final destiny of the soul and of humankind.

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messianic

inspired by hope or belief in a messiah.
fervent or passionate

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denouement

the final part of a play, movie, or narrative in which the strands of the plot are drawn together and matters are explained or resolved..

the climax of a chain of events, usually when something is decided or made clear.

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ersatz (erˌzäts)

(of a product) made or used as a substitute, typically an inferior one, for something else.
- not real or genuine

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aberrant

departing from an accepted standard. diverging from the normal type.

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equanimity

mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation.

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epistolary

(of a literary work) in the form of letters.

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provisional

arranged or existing for the present, possibly to be changed later.

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anodyne

not likely to provoke dissent or offense; inoffensive, often deliberately so.

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consternation

feelings of anxiety or dismay, typically at something unexpected.
"I always welcomed clover, much to the consternation of the neighbors"

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opprobrium

harsh criticism or censure.
the public disgrace arising from someone's shameful conduct.

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propriety

the state or quality of conforming to conventionally accepted standards of behavior or morals.
- the details or rules of behavior conventionally considered to be correct.

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interminable

endless (often used hyperbolically).

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décolletage

a low neckline on a woman's dress or top.
a woman's cleavage as revealed by a low neckline.

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depilate

remove the hair from

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protean

tending or able to change frequently or easily.
- able to do many different things; versatile.

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Despondent

in low spirits from loss of hope or courage.

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Canard

an unfounded rumor or story.
"the old canard that LA is a cultural wasteland"

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Asperity

harshness of tone or manner

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Acrid

having an irritatingly strong and unpleasant taste or smell.
angry and bitter.

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Capacious

having a lot of space inside; roomy.
"she rummaged in her capacious handbag"

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Attenuation

the reduction of the force, effect, or value of something.
"human security required the attenuation of a wide range of threats to people"

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Flotsam

the wreckage of a ship or its cargo found floating on or washed up by the sea.
synonyms: wreckage, cargo, remains; More
people or things that have been rejected and are regarded as worthless.
"the room was cleared of boxes and other flotsam"

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halcyon

denoting a period of time in the past that was idyllically happy and peaceful.

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Apostasy

the abandonment or renunciation of a religious or political belief.

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Simian

relating to, resembling, or affecting apes or monkeys.
n. ape or monkey

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Abstemious

not self-indulgent, especially when eating and drinking.
"“We only had a bottle.” “Very abstemious of you.”"

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Ignominious

adjective
adjective: ignominious
deserving or causing public disgrace or shame.
"no other party risked ignominious defeat"

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Precipitous

dangerously high or steep.

(of a change to a worse situation or condition) sudden and dramatic.
2. (of an action) done suddenly and without careful consideration.

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Licentious (līˈsenSHəs)

promiscuous and unprincipled in sexual matters.

synonyms: dissolute, dissipated, debauched, degenerate, immoral, naughty, wanton, decadent, depraved, sinful, corrupt;