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Euphoria

noun - feeling of great well-being;
adjective - euphoric

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Revile

verb - to subject to verbal abuse; to swear at or say bad comments to

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Reverie

noun - a state of dreamy meditation or fanciful musing; a daydream

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Improvise

verb - to perform without previous preparation; to compose on the spur of the moment, or on the spot
noun - improvisation

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Sinister

adjective - threatening or portending evil, harm, or trouble; ominous

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Grandiloquent

adjective - speaking or expressed in a lofty or pompous style;
adverb - grandiloquently

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Erudite

adjective - scholarly, "learn-ed," extremely intelligent; acquired by learning (as opposed to innate)

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Besiege

verb - to surround or torment, as in war -- or with requests, work, annoyances or the like

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Demure

adjective - shy and modest; reserve;
adverb - demurely

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Amiable

adjective - friendly, agreeable; good-natured;
adverb - amiably

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Imperturbable

adjective - incapable of being upset, agitate, or perturbed; not easily excited

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Anthropology

noun - the study of the physical, cultural, and social development and behavior of human existence;
adjective - anthropological

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Bayou

noun - a marshy inlet or outlet of a river or lake, especially in parts of the southern U.S.

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Grimace

verb - to make a face showing pain, annoyance etc;
noun - a twisting of the face to show pain, annoyance, etc.

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Spurn

verb - to reject; to push or kick away or trample on (like burn, as in "to get burned"!)

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Malleable

adjective - able to be changed easily; adaptive; capable of being shaped by hammering or pressing;
noun - malleable

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Visage

noun - a face or facial expression

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Melodramatic

adjective - overly dramatic; emotional or sentimental

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Succumb

verb - to yield or give in to an overpowering force or desire; to die

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Whimsical

adjective - odd, often in an amusing way; fanciful; full of curious ideas;
noun - whimsy;
adverb - whimsically

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Olfactory

adjective - of or relating to the sense of smell