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mendicant
begging, living on alms
gaily
merrily, joyfully
habitual
behaving in a regular manner, as a habit
Acrophobia
Fear of heights
procure
to obtain through special means
relevant
directly related, connected, or pertinent to a topic
canard
a false or misleading report, especially if deliberately so
enormity
greatness of size, scope, extent, or influence, immensity
negation
the act of negating something
slander
defamation
prologue
an introduction, especially to a play or novel
adjuration
a grave warning
spontaneous
coming from natural impulse
perversion
distortion or corruption of the original course, meaning, or state of something.
pestilence
a deadly or virulent epidemic disease
arduous
difficult and tiring
stratagem
a deceptive tactic designed to gain the upper hand
despond
to give up the will, courage, or spirit
flexible
capable of being flexed, bent or twisted, without breaking
indicant
something that indicates, indicator
nonchalant
casually calm and relaxed
etymology
the derivation of a word, word origin
stiletto
a short dagger with a thick blade
idyllic
of or pertaining to idylls, charmingly simple or rustic
fission
the act of cleaving or splitting into parts
solvent
a substance that dissolves another to form a solution
eulogy
an oration to honor a deceased person, usually at a funeral
circumvent
to overcome a difficulty, typically in a clever way
convention
a meeting or gathering
commitment
a pledge or promise
contend
to strive in opposition, to contest, to dispute
excursion
a brief recreational trip, a journey out of the usual way
somnambulist
a person who walks about in his or her sleep
conjecture
speculation, to express an idea without proof
aqueous
consisting mostly of water
infamous
having a bad reputation, of bad report, notoriously vile
fidelity
faithfulness to one's duties
transact
to do, carry through, conduct or perform some action
demurrage
the delaying in port of a ship beyond the time allowed
surmount
to get over, to overcome
stark
sheer, utter, downright or complete
apolitical
having no interest or involvement in politics
aggrandize
to widen in scope
arrangement
the act of arranging
profuse
spending or giving freely and in large amount
equity
the quality of being fair or impartial, fairness
addle
to make or become confused
usury
the practice of lending money at an exorbitant interest
subjugate
to forcibly impose obedience or servitude
libation
pouring a liquid on the ground or on a victim in sacrifice