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having a sweet, penetrating smell; spicy

aromatic

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having a stern look or manner; strict or severe in modes of living or acting

austere

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profane speaking of God or sacred things; an irreverent act or utterance

blasphemy

3

an absolute tyrannical ruler

despot

4

that which is held as an opinion; a belief, principle, doctrine (sometimes imperiously or arrogantly declared)

dogma

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an obscure riddle or puzzle; a baffling situation or person

enigma

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a belief or opinion at variance with established doctrine in other fields

heresy

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characterized by a manner of speaking in which are used to convey the opposite of their literal meaning; characteristic of that which is the direct opposite of what is expected or hoped for

ironic

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an intricate structure or system of winding, interconnecting paths; something highly intricate or perplexing in make up

labyrinth

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to grind or crush with the teeth

masticate

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a quality, especially in literature or art, that awakens feelings of sympathy, pity, compassion, or sorrow

pathos

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a fanatically devoted or committed person; an immoderate partisan

zealot

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characterized by the excessive use of words

diffuse

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to distinguish mentally; to recognize or perceive distinctly

discern

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to belittle, discredit, or undervalue

disparage

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to scatter or consume wastefully

dissipate

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mentally distracted by being pulled or driven in different directions; deeply agitated

distraught

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a forewarning; an instinctive foreboding

premonition

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contrary to nature, reason, or common sense; utterly absurd

preposterous

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showing blasphemous irreverence toward God or sacred things

profane

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to make known by public declaration; to publish

promulgate

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anticipating future needs or events and making provision for them;

provident

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quality of being prudent, wary, cautiously reserved

discretion

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a mental impression or feeling of something about to happen, especially something unfortunate or evil

presentiment