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eloquent
1) marked by forceful and fluent expression 2) vividly or movingly expressive or revealing
abash
to destroy the self-possession or self-confidence of (someone): DISCONCERT
apocryphal
of doubtful authenticity: SPURIOUS
partisan
a firm adherent to a party, faction, cause, or person: one exhibiting blind, prejudiced, and unreasoning allegiance
expiate
1) to extinguish the guilt incurred by 2) to make amends for
chortle
to laugh or chuckle especially when amused or pleased
query
1) to put as a question 2) to ask questions about especially in order to resolve a doubt
harrowing
acutely distressing or painful (a ~ experience)
stygian
1) extremely dark, gloomy, or forbidding 2) relating to the river Styx
insuperable
incapable of being surmounted, overcome, passed over, or solved (~ difficulties)
heterodox
holding unorthodox opinions or doctrines
negate
1) to deny the existence or truth of 2) to cause to be ineffective or invalid
gustatory
relating to or associated with eating or the sense of taste
placid
serenely free of interruption or disturbance
check
1) to slow or bring to a stop: BRAKE 2) o block the progress of (someone, such as a hockey player)
expansive
characterized by high spirits, generosity, or readiness to talk: OPEN
benighted
existing in a state of intellectual, moral, or social darkness: UNENLIGHTENED
hedge
a means of protection or defense (as against financial loss)
fell
very destructive: DEADLY, FIERCE, CRUEL, TERRIBLE (a ~ purpose, disease)
abrupt
1) sudden and unexpected 2) giving the impression of being cut or broken off (¬ hills) 3) rudely or unceremoniously curt