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resolute
adj. determined
truncate
v. make shorter by removing top or end
predilection
n. preference
reproach
1. v. criticize, express disapproval of someone's actions 2. n. expression of disapproval or disappointment
luminous
glowing in the dark
knell
n. sound made by a bell especially for a death or funeral
maverick
1. unconventional person thinking and acting independently 2. unbranded calf
itinerant
adj. constantly moving, nomadic; peripatetic
inviolable
never to be violated
pejorative
disapproving or showing contempt, derogatory
missive
n. communication, letter
loquacious
talkative; voluble, garrulous
invidious
1. likely to cause unhappiness or offense 2. unfair (comparison)
wily
adj. cunning, crafty
recalcitrant
unwilling to be controlled (by authority); also a noun
pithy
(language, writing) expresses an idea in terse and strongly expressive manner
iridescent
shining with many different colors when seen from different angles
metamorphosis
n. complete change; transformation
ostracize
v. exclude from a group or society
tedious
adj. lengthy and boring
jurisprudence
1. the science or philosophy of law 2. the decisions of courts
opulence
n. great spectacular wealth
enamor
v. charm, make fall in love
ingratiate
trying to please people (by flattery etc.) to gain acceptance/position