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refringence
n. the bending of light
salubrious
adj. healthy
therefore
adv. As a consequence
vestibule
n. entrance hall
vindictive
adj. having a strong desire for revenge
burnish
polish
aloof
not desiring to associate with others
eccentric
"unusual, odd personality, peculiar, not having a common center"
respite
interval of rest
banal
"boringly commonplace, predictable"
apathy
"indifference, lack of feeling or emotion"
disdain
despise or scorn
whimsical
"playful, fanciful, unpredictable"
elegy
words usually spoken at a funeral
provincial
uncultured in thought and manner
ephemeral
"fleeting, short-lived, transitory"
asylum
"refuge, sanctuary"
resilient
quick to recover
anonymous
of unknown authorship
elude
escape
transient
of temporary existence
stoic
"unemotional, resigned to the motions of fate"
austere
severely simple; unadorned
arid
very dry
credulous
easily persuaded
discordant
inharmonious
frugal
"economical, thrifty"
beseech
beg; implore
sustenance
n. food and drink necessary to life
caustic
Severe and able to cause a stinging sensation
clandestine
secretive
furtive
"stealthy or sly, like the actions of a thief"
debase
to degrade
covert
secretive
virulent
exceedingly noxious
abject
"wretched, miserable"
desecrate
treat in a sacrilegious manner
despondent
"disheartened, dejected (d...)"
atrophy
"decrease, decline, degeneration"
dearth
"absence, lack"
egregious
unusually bad
odious
"unpleasant, offensive or repugnant"
morose
gloomy
hedonist
one devoted to pleasure
paraphernalia
n. miscellaneous items
florid
"flushed with red, flowery, ornate"
depravity
"corruption, low moral standards, degeneracy"
amorphous
shapeless; lacking organization
guile
"crafty or artful deception, cunning"
hegemony
n. dominance of a leader or nation over its subjects
fortitude
strength of character
demagogue
an orator or politician that gains power by rousing people's emotions
imperious
powerfully dominating
fortuitous
"happening by fortunate accident, or chance"
appease
"soothe, make calmer"
accede
"approve, consent to"
abdicate
renounce a throne or position of power
concord
agreement
caucus
political convention
edict
decree
adamant
convinced of one's position in a discussion
censure
criticize or reproach in harsh or vehement manner
denounce
openly criticize
dissent
sentiment or philosophy of disagreement
collaborate
labor or cooperate with another or others
hiatus
"gap, long pause in an action"
enhance
"intensify, raise to a higher degree"
comprehensive
large in scope or content
fabricate
v. make
expedite
hasten the movement or progress of
illusory
deceiving or trying to deceive
appropriate
suited to a given occasion
equivocal
uncertain or having a double meaning
derivative
unoriginal
refute
prove to be wrong