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Aggrieve

V- To give pain or trouble to: distress

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Apathetic

Adj- Not having or showing much emotion or interest

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Advent

N- The coming of Christ at the Incarnation: Time of fasting and prayer for Christians

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Colloquy

N- Conversation, dialogue

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Congeal

V- Of a liquid: to become thick or solid

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Convivial

Adj- Of or relating to social events where people can eat, drink, and talk in a friendly way with others

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Disconsolate

Adj- Very unhappy or sad

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Discomfiture

N- The act of discomfiting: The state of being discomfited (Discomfit- To make someone confused or upset)

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Ebb

N- The time when the tide flows out from the land: a low point or condition: a condition of weakness, failure, etc.

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Epoch

N- A period of time that is very important in history

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Evanescence

N- The process or fact of evanescent: evanescent quality (Evanescent- Lasting a very short time)

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Fatuity

N- A foolish or stupid quality: a fatuous quality: something foolish or stupid: a fatuous remark

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Florid

Adj- Very fancy or too fancy: having a red or reddish color

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Fractiousness

Adj- Causing trouble: hard to manage or control: full of anger and disagreement

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Ideological

Adj- Relating to or concerned with ideas

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Insipid

Adj- Not interesting or exciting: dull or boring: lacking strong flavor

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Lucidity

N- Cleanses of thought or style: A presumed capacity to perceive the truth directly and instantaneously

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Motif

N- Something that is repeated throughout a book, story, etc.: a single or repeated design or pattern

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Nonentity

N- A person who isn't famous or important

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Prolixity

Adj- Using too many words

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Thwart

V- To prevent someone from doing something or to stop something from happening