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raiment
noun. Clothing; garments
obdurate
adjective. Hardened in wrongdoing or wickedness; stubbornly impenitent: "obdurate conscience of the old sinner" ( Sir Walter Scott)
adjective. Hardened against feeling; hardhearted: an obdurate miser
adjective. Not giving in to persuasion; intractable
reify
verb. To regard or treat (an abstraction) as if it had concrete or material existence
mendacity
noun. The condition of being mendacious; untruthfulness
noun. A lie; a falsehood
blandishment
noun. Flattering speech or actions designed to persuade or influence
enervate
verb. To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of: "the luxury which enervates and destroys nations" ( Henry David Thoreau)
verb. Medicine To remove a nerve or part of a nerve
adjective. Deprived of strength; debilitated
attrite
adjective. regretful of one's wrongdoing merely due to fear of punishment (compare contrite)
bowdlerize
verb. To remove material that is considered offensive or objectionable from (a book, for example)
Antean
adjective. Exceptionally strong or large. After Antaeus, the mythological Greek giant
stultify
verb. To render useless or ineffectual; cripple
verb. To cause to appear stupid, inconsistent, or ridiculous
verb. Law To allege or prove insane and so not legally responsible
exigency
noun. The state or quality of requiring much effort or immediate action
noun. A pressing or urgent situation
noun. Urgent requirements; pressing needs. Often used in the plural
sequela
noun. A pathological condition resulting from a disease
noun. A secondary consequence or result
supernal
adjective. Celestial; heavenly
adjective. Of, coming from, or being in the sky or high above
genuflect
verb. lower one's body briefly by bending one knee to the ground, typically in worship or as a sign of respect
verb. show deference or servility
alate
adjective. (chiefly of insects or seeds) having wings or winglike appendages
abstruse
adjective. difficult to understand; obscure
inchoate
adjective. just begun and so not fully formed or developed; rudimentary
adjective. (of an offense, such as incitement or conspiracy) anticipating a further criminal act
imbroglio
noun. an extremely confused, complicated, or embarrassing situation
concomitantly
adverb. at the same time; simultaneously
vociferously
adverb. in a loud and forceful manner
privation
noun. a state in which things that are essential for human well-being such as food and warmth are scarce or lacking
didactic
adjective. intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive
adjective. in the manner of a teacher, particularly so as to treat someone in a patronizing way
concupiscence
noun. strong sexual desire; lust
codicil
noun. an addition or supplement that explains, modifies, or revokes a will or part of one
macadam
noun. broken stone of even size used in successively compacted layers for surfacing roads and paths, and typically bound with tar or bitumen
preternaturally
adjective. beyond what is normal or natural
cogitation
noun. the action of thinking deeply about something; contemplation
punctilious
adjective. showing great attention to detail or correct behaviour
mandraulic
adjective. (informal) labor-intensive
avoirdupois
noun. weight, heaviness
perfidious
adjective. deceitful and untrustworthy
sartorial
adjective. relating to tailoring, clothes, or style of dress
choleric
adjective. characterized by anger
adjective. easily brought to unreasonable anger
sanctimonious
adjective. excessively or hypocritically pious or devout
cogent
adjective. powerfully persuasive; appealing forcibly to the mind
brinkmanship
noun. the art or practice of pursuing a dangerous policy to the limits of safety before stopping, especially in politics
superannuate
verb. to set aside as, or remove as, obsolete or out-of-date
verb. to retire on a pension