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1

To overwhelm or to quickly fill up, like a flood

Inundate (verb)

2

The performance of a public official that is legally unjustified or maybe even unlawful

Malfeasance (noun)

3

The state of being really bored while doing something repetitive, dullness owing to length or slowness

Tedium (noun)

4

Not harmful or injurious; harmless; not likely to irritate or offend; not interested, stimulating, or significant

Innocuous (adjective)

5

To think about or discus something very carefully in order to make a decision.

Deliberate (verb)

6

Free from undue bias or preconceived opinions; fair-or-showing lack of favoritism-or-treating all rivals or disputants equally; fair and just

Impartial (adjective)

7

Characterized by under handedness or treachery; extremely wicked; despicably cowardly

Dastardly

8

Doubtful ness or uncertainty; having more than one meaning

Ambiguity

9

Noisy, offensive, and vehement outer or crying out noisily, clamorous

Vociferous

10

To bring into discord or conflict, to throw into confusion or disarray

Embroil

11

Lasting only for a short amount of time

Ephemeral

12

Bringing strong images, memories, or feeling to mind

Evocative

13

Happening, existing, or arising at precisely the same

Synchronous

14

Of high moral or intellectual value, elevated or lofty in thought of style

Sublime

15

Playfully peculiar or fanciful especially in an appealing and amusing way

Whimsical

16

Occurring or discovered by chance in a happy or beneficial way

Serendipitous

17

The organs in the cavities of the body especially the abdominal cavity

Viscera

18

To throw (a person or things) our of a window

Defenestration

19

To wander about, seeking pleasure or diversion

Gallivant

20

The quality of being cheerful and full of energy

Ebullient

21

Bad tempered, easily angered always complaining or arguing difficult to get along with

Cantankerous

22

Shrewd showing keen mental discernment and good judgement

Sagacious

23

A person or thing regarded as a perfect example of a particular quality

Paragon

24

Make (a statement or story) more interesting or entertaining by adding extra details, especially ones that are not true

Embellish

25

The act of being close to someone or something

Propinquity

26

Persuade someone to do something by sustained coaxing or flattery

Cajole

27

The process of releasing and thereby providing relief from strong or repressed emotions

Catharsis

28

A word that blends the sounds and combines the meaning of two other words

Portmanteau

29

A person who sells or deals in particular goods a person or group that spreads or promotes an idea view etc

Purveyor

30

An obstruction or obstacle

Impediment

31

Deliberately faithless treacherous deceitful

Perfidious

32

A person opposed to increase industrialization or new technology a person who is incompetent when using new technology

Luddite

33

A very minor sin or offense a trifling fault

Peccadillo

34

Occurring immediately before the last one in Series next to last

Penultimate

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The final resolution of the intricacies of a plot the wrapping up of a drama or novel

Denouement