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  1. adumbrate
    (verb)
    to foreshadow vaguely or intimate; to suggest or outline sketchily; to obscure or overshadow
  2. anathema
    (noun)
    a solemn or ecclesiastical (religious) curse; accursed or thoroughly loathed person or thing
  3. apogee
    (noun)
    farthest or highest point; culmination; zenith
  4. apotheosis
    (noun)
    deification, glorification to godliness, an exalted example, a model of excellence or perfection
  5. asperity
    (noun)
    severity, rigor; roughness, harshness; acrimony, irritability
  6. asseverate
    (verb)
    to aver, allege, assert
  7. assiduous
    (adj)
    diligent, hard-working, sedulous
  8. bellicose
    (adj)
    belligerant, pugnacious, warlike
  9. captious
    (adj)
    disposed to point out trivial faults, calculated to confuse or entrap in argument
  10. cavil
    (verb)
    to find fault without good reason
  11. celerity
    (noun)
    speed, alacrity; think accelerate
  12. chimera
    (noun)
    an illusion; originally, an imaginary fire-breathing she-monster
  13. debacle
    (noun)
    tout, fiasco, complete failure: My first attempt at a souffle was a total debacle.
  14. denouement
    (noun)
    an outcome or solution; the unraveling of a plot
  15. descry
    (verb)
    to discriminate or discern
  16. desuetude
    (noun)
    disuse: After years of desuetude, my French skills were finally put to use.
  17. dirge
    (noun)
    a song of grief or lamentation: We listened to te slow, funereal dirge.
  18. excoriate
    (verb)
    to censure scathingly, to upbraid
  19. execrate
    (verb)
    denounce, feel loathing for, curse, declare to be evil
  20. exegesis
    (noun)
    critical examination, explication
  21. expiate
    (verb)
    to atone or make amends for: Pia Zadora has expiated her movie career by good works and charity.
  22. extirpate
    (verb)
    to destroy. exterminate, cut out, exscind
  23. gainsay
    (verb)
    to deny, dispute, contradict, oppose
  24. heterodox
    (adj)
    unorthodox, heretical, iconoclastic
  25. imbroglio
    (noun)
    difficult or embarassing situation
  26. indefatigable
    (adj)
    not easily exhaustible; tireless, dogged
  27. ineluctable
    (adj)
    certain, inevitable
  28. inimitable
    (adj)
    one of a kind, peerless
  29. insouciant
    (adj)
    unconcerned, carefree, heedless
  30. inveterate
    (adj)
    deep rooted, ingrained, habitual
  31. jejune
    (adj)
    vapid, uninteresting, nugatory; childish, immature, puerile
  32. lubricious
    (adj)
    lewd, wanton, greasy, slippery
  33. minatory
    (adj)
    menacing, threatening (reminds you of the Minotaur, a threatening creature indeed)
  34. nonplussed
    (adj)
    baffled, bewildered, at a loss for what to do or think
  35. obstreperous
    (adj)
    noisily and stubbornly defiant, aggressively boisterous
  36. parsimonious
    (adj)
    cheap, miserly: A parsimonious person parses out his money with great difficulty
  37. pellucid
    (adj)
    transparent, easy to understand, limpid
  38. peroration
    (noun)
    the concluding part of a speech; flowery, rhetorical speech
  39. plangent
    (adj)
    pounding, thundering, resounding
  40. prolix
    (adj)
    long-winded, verbose; prolixity means verbosity: Mikhail Gorbachev is famous for his prolixity
  41. puissance
    (noun)
    power, strength; puissant means powerful, strong: The senator delivered a puissant speech to the convention.
  42. remonstrate
    (verb)
    to protest, object
  43. salacious
    (adj)
    lustful, lascivious, bawdy
  44. salutary
    (adj)
    remedial, wholesome, causing improvement
  45. saturnine
    (adj)
    gloomy, dark, sullen, morose
  46. sententious
    (adj)
    aphoristic or moralistic; epigrammatic; tending to moralize excessively
  47. stygian
    (adj)
    gloomy, dark
  48. tendentious
    (adj)
    biased; showing marked tendencies
  49. timorous
    (adj)
    timid, fearful, diffident
  50. vitiate
    (verb)
    to corrupt, debase, spoil, make ineffective

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