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afflict
to distress with mental or bodily pain
soaring
increasing quickly in amount, number, value, or level
adept
very skilled; having a natural ability to do something that needs skill (at doing sth)
felicity
happiness, luck, or a condition that produces positive results
inadvisable
likely to have unfortunate consequences; unwise.
inept
incompetent; awkward or clumsy.
sound
not broken or damaged; healthy; in good condition
imperative
extremely important or urgent
voluminous
occupying or containing much space; large in volume, in particular.
taut
excited or nervous
trying
annoying and difficult
stellar
excellnt; of an extremely high standard
ornery
likely to get angry and argue with people
dreary
dull, bleak, and lifeless; depressing.
balmy
(of weather) pleasantly warm
contiguous
next to or touching another, usually similar, thing
onerous
difficult to do or needing a lot of effort
inchoate
just begun and so not fully formed or developed; rudimentary.///confused or incoherent
nascent
only recently formed or started, but likely to grow larger quickly
pandemonium
a situation in which there is a lot of noise, activity and confusion, especially because people are feeling angry or frightened
demagogue
a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than by using rational argument.
wag
a humorous person who likes to make jokes
bombast
high-sounding language with little meaning, used to impress people.grandiloquence
solicitous
showing care and helpful attention to someone
pathos
a quality that evokes pity or sadness.
stoicism
the fact or power of enduring an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way.
quibble
To evade the truth or importance of an issue by raising trivial distinctions and objections.
winnow
remove (people or things) from a group until only the best ones are left.
rail
to complain angrily
fulminate
to criticize strongly
revolt
rise in rebellion.
immured
kept as a prisoner or closed away and out of sight
heed
to pay attention to something, especially advice or a warning
curtail
reduce in extent or quantity; impose a restriction on.
row
to argue, especially loudly
fester
(of a negative feeling or a problem) become worse or more intense, especially through long-term neglect or indifference.
manacle
to put chains around a person's legs or arms:
rein
keep under control; restrain.
prop sth up
position something underneath (someone or something) for support.
indemnify
compensate (someone) for harm or loss.