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  1. Ignominy
    • deep personal humiliation and disgrace
    • disgraceful or dishonorable conduct, quality, or action
  2. Haughty
    blatantly and disdainfully proud
  3. Inauspicious
    • not showing or suggesting that future success is likely
    • not attended by good fortune, not prosperous
  4. Indubitably
    • too evident to be doubted
    • unquestionable
  5. Anathema
    • 1a : one that is cursed by ecclesiastical authority
    • b : someone or something intensely disliked or loathed
    • 2a : a ban or curse solemnly pronounced by ecclesiastical authority and accompanied by excommunication
    • b : the denunciation of something as accursed
    • c : a vigorous denunciation : curse
  6. Celerity
    rapidity of motion or action
  7. Remonstrance
    • an earnest presentation of reasons for opposition or grievance
    • a document formally stating such points
  8. Edifice
    • building
    • a large or massive structure
  9. Halcyon
    • of or relating to the halcyon or its nesting (bird)
    • calm, peaceful
    • happy, golden
    • prosperous, affluent
  10. Histrionic
    • deliberately affected, theatrical
    • of or relating to actors, acting, or the theater
  11. Incendiary
    • a person who commits arson, arsonist
    • a substance or weapon (as a bomb) used to start fires
    • a person who excites factions, quarrels, or sedition :agitator
  12. Maelstrom
    • a powerful often violent whirlpool sucking in objects within a given radius
    • something resembling a maelstrom in turbulence
  13. Myopic
    • a condition in which the visual images come to a focus in front of the retina of the eye resulting especially in defective vision of distant objects
    • a lack of foresight or discernment, a narrow view of something
  14. Phantasmagoric
    • an exhibition of optical effects and illusions
    • a constantly shifting complex succession of things seen or imagined
    • a scene that constantly changes
    • a bizarre or fantastic combination, collection, or assemblage
  15. Pejorative
    • a word or phrase that has negative connotations or that is intended to disparage or belittle
    • having negative connotations; especially
    • tending todisparage or belittle
    • depreciatory
  16. Propreity
    • obsolete : true nature
    • obsolete : a special characteristic, peculiarity
    • the quality or state of being proper or suitable, appropriateness
    • conformity to what is socially acceptable in conduct or speech
    • fear of offending against conventional rules of behavior especially between the sexes
    • the customs and manners of polite society
  17. Sacrilege
    • a technical and not necessarily intrinsically outrageous violation (as improper reception of a sacrament) of what is sacred because consecrated to God
    • gross irreverence toward a hallowed person, place, or thing
  18. Summarily
    • comprehensive, covering the main points succinctly
    • done without delay or formality, quickly executed
    • of, relating to, or using a summary proceeding
  19. Suppliant
    humbly imploring, entreating
  20. Talisman
    • an object held to act as a charm to avert evil and bring good fortune
    • something producing apparently magical or miraculous effects
  21. Ponderous
    • of very great weight
    • unwieldy or clumsy because of weight and size
    • oppressively or unpleasantly dull, lifeless

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