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torrent
A turbulent swift-flowing stream. A heavy downpour.
cadence
Balanced rhythmic flow, as of poetry. The measure or beat of movement, as in dancing.
suffuse
Spread through or over as with liquid or light.
retaliation
The act of returning like for like (esp. evil for evil). The act of paying back in kind.
profusion
The state of being plentiful (copious). Lavish or unrestrained expense. Extravagance.
praetorian
Of or relating to a praetor (elected magistrate of the ancient Roman republic). Venal and corruptible.
Insidious
Working or spreading harmfully in a subtle or stealthy manner. Intended to entrap, treacherous.
contemptible
Deserving of disdain or scorn; despicable.
Incense
An aromatic substance, cause to be extremely angry.
sub-audible
Below that which can be heard.
certitude
The state of being certain; with complete assurance. Sureness of occurrence; inevitability.
filigree
Delicate and intricate ornamental work of gold, silver or other fine twisted wire.
tyranny
A government in which a single ruler is vested with absolute power.
perfunctorily
In a manner of something done routinely and with little interest or care.
aesthetic
beautiful, pleasing in appearance; appreciating beauty; relating to the principles of beauty