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Innate

adjective - inborn; possessed at birth
adverb - innately

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Disheveled

adjective - untidy; messy; unkempt; hanging loosely or disarranged
Verb - to dishevel

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Lackey

noun - a servile follower; a footman, stable hand or manservant

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Obsequious

adjective - excessively willing to serve or to beg; groveling; submissive
adverb - obsequiously

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Nemesis

noun - that which one cannot conquer or achieve; an opponent or rival that one cannot best

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Incorrigible

adjective - unmanageable, uncontrollable, unruly; not able to be managed
adverb - incorrigibly

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Flambé

adjective - aflame (like marshmallows in S'mores); served in a flaming liquor, esp. brandy

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Transfix

verb - to hold or fasten with amazement, terror, awe
verb - to pierce; to impale

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Sylvan

adjective - of, pertaining to, or inhabiting the woods, trees, or boughs

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Zephyr

noun - a gentle, mild breeze, (in literature: the West Wind personified)

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Simper

verb - to smile in a silly, annoying, self-conscious way
noun - a silly smile
adjective - simpering

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Sophomoric

adjective - being overconfident of knowledge but poorly informed and immature

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Languid

adjective - sluggish, weary, lethargic; lacking in vigor or vitality, spirit, or interest
adverb - languidly

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Swagger

verb - to walk or strut with defiance or arrogance
noun - the defiant or insolent walk on does
adjective - swaggering

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Bellicose

adjective - eager to fight; hostile; warlike; pugnacious
noun - bellicosity

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Sublime

adjective - majestic; supreme or outstanding; elevated, lofty; inspiring awe
adverb - sublimely

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Muse

noun - the goddess or power regarded as inspiring an artist, esp. a poet
verb - to reflect or to meditate silently, to gaze wonderingly or meditatively

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Harlequin

noun - a joker, jester, or clown in comedy or pantomime, in a costume of diamond-shaped pattern or design, often with a mask, and a pointed hat

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Scruples

noun - a belief about what's right or wrong that prevents one from doing something bad; morals or ethics that act as retraining or personal control points
adjective - scrupulous

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Portent

noun - an omen; a warning or premonition of something to come
adjective - portentous

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Faustian

adjective - selling one's soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge, power, or something desired (after the German magician, alchemist and astrologer Johan Faust, 1480-1538)