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reprise
a recurrence, renewal, or resumption of an action
probity
adherence to the highest principles and ideals: UPRIGHTNESS
diffident
1) hesitant in acting or speaking through lack of self-confidence 2) RESERVED, UNASSERTIVE
threnody
a song of lamentation for the dead: ELEGY
sonorous
1) full or loud in sound (~voice) 2) imposing or impressive in effect or style
askance
1) with disapproval or distrust: SCORNFULLY 2) with a side-glance: OBLIQUELY
bifurcate
1) to cause to divide into two branches or parts
impinge
1) to strike or dash especially with a sharp collision 2) to have an effect (a new idea ~ed upon my mind) 3) ENCROACH, INFRINGE (to ~ on other people's rights)
minuscule
very small
interpolate
1) to insert (words) into a text or into a conversation
compunction
anxiety arising from awareness of guilt (~of conscience)
bovine
having qualities (such as placidity or dullness) characteristic of oxen or cows
redoubtable
1) causing fear or alarm: FORMIDABLE 2) ILLUSTRIOUS, EMINENT (worthy of respect)
homage
1) expression of high regard: RESPECT (often used with "pay") 2) something that shows respect or attests to the worth or influence of another: TRIBUTE
Pollyanna
a person characterized by irrepressible optimism and a tendency to find good in everything
quixotic
1) foolishly impractical especially in the pursuit of ideals 2) CAPRICIOUS, UNPREDICTABLE
syncretic
characterized or brought about by syncretism
catholic
COMPREHENSIVE, UNIVERSAL
decamp
1) to depart suddenly: ABSCOND 2) to break up a camp
aggrandize
1) to enhance the power, wealth, position, or reputation of 2) o make great or greater: INCREASE, ENLARGE