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nocturnal
adj. pertaining to, or occurring in, the night
impale
v. to pierce through with a pointed instrument
edify
v. to instruct or uplift, particularly in morals or religion
devout
adj. devoted to religious observances
fortuitous
adj. accidental
scintilla
n. a trace; a particle
amiable
adj. good-natured; friendly
vernal
adj. pertaining to spring
vicarious
adj. taking the place of another; felt, received, or done in place of another
commodious
adj. roomy
recapitulate
v. to restate in a brief, concise form; to sum up
expatiate
v. to speak or write at great length
vaunt
v. to boast
jeopardy
n. danger
armistice
n. a temporary suspension of hostilities.
pertinacious
adj. clinging doggedly to an opinion or purpose
laconic
adj. saying much in few words
paradox
n. a self -contradictory statement; something 'that appears to be absurd and yet may be true -"Life is too important a matter to he taken seriously."
monologue
n. a speech by one person
credulous
adj. inclined to believe anything; easily imposed upon