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  1. greed; desire for wealth
  2. full of or showing high-spirited merriment
  3. an irritable petulant feeling
  4. the atmosphere of an environment
  5. falsely and maliciously accusing; defamatory; slanderous
  6. injure or wound seriously and leave permanent disfiguration or mutilation
  7. a cord worn around the neck to hold a knife or whistle
  8. address to an absent or imaginary person
  9. introduces the characters, setting, and basic situation
  10. ready and fluent in speech; thoughtless, insincere
  11. (n.) distinguished bravery; superior skill or ability
  12. lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
  13. cause to be confused emotionally
  14. polite, refined, or elegant
  15. charge falsely or with malicious intent
  16. a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work
  17. believing that all events in life are inevitable and determined by fate
  18. to punish severely; to criticize severely
  19. made of brass; shameless, impudent
  20. a quotation at the beginning of some piece of writing
  21. fierce and cruel; aggressive; deadly, destructive; scathingly harsh
  22. to throw or bend back or reflect (from a surface)
  23. innocent and naive
  24. requiring secret or mysterious knowledge
  25. form of literature in which irony, sarcasm, and ridicule are employed to attack human vice and folly
  26. a wildly enthusiastic speech or piece of writing; can also be a choral song in devotion of Dionysus
  27. celestial being: angel
  28. to treat with excessive indulgence; to pamper.
  29. righteousness by virtue of being pious
  30. leave to someone by means of a will; hand down in his will; N. bequest
  31. to deceive, to mislead, to persuade with charm
  32. to comply passively; to accept; to assent; to agree
  33. indication of something important or calamitous about to occur; omen
  34. Incapable of being overcome or defeated
  35. restless, hard to manage, balky
  36. absolute hatred
  37. comical in an odd or whimsical manner
  38. aristocratic or well-bred people
  39. being present everywhere at once
  40. A literary character who makes an error of judgment or has a fatal flaw that, combined with fate and external forces, brings on a tragedy
  41. lacking piety or reverence for a god
  42. brief and to the point
  43. hatred, ill-will
  44. ask for or request earnestly
  45. one who opposes established beliefs, customs, and institutions
  46. substituting the name of an attribute or feature for the name of the thing itself (as in 'they counted heads')
  47. silly, empty of meaning or value
  48. an inscription on a tombstone or monument in memory of the person buried there
  49. acknowledge defeat
  50. incapable of being expressed in words
  51. a person who is rejected (from society or home)
  52. a degree or grade of excellence or worth
  53. (n.) a rule of conduct or action
  54. the purest and most concentrated essence of something
  55. an acute but unspecific feeling of anxiety
  56. a cursed, detested person
  57. someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue
  58. a legendary creature resembling a tiny old man
  59. filled with truth and accuracy
  60. worldly; not pertaining to church matters or religion; temporal
  61. speak pompously, dogmatically
  62. Overly submissive and eager to please
  63. scoffing at, mockery, ridicule
  64. a character in a novel or play; the outward character or role that a person assumes
  65. a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)
  66. earnest or urgent request
  67. the character flaw or error of a tragic hero that leads to his downfall
  68. consisting of or characterized by the telling of a story
  69. generous and understanding and tolerant
  70. distress or suffering resulting from a cruel or unjust threatment or misfortune, a trying experience.
  71. lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
  72. (theater) irony that occurs when the meaning of the situation is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play
  73. cowardly; a coward
  74. a face, especially one that expresses feelings
  75. inclined to keep silent; reserved
  76. filth; degradation; sordidness
  77. the appearance conveyed by a person's face
  78. something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred
  79. an omen or sign
  80. witty language used to convey insults or scorn
  81. A problem or predicament with no obvious resolution
  82. a cry of sorrow and grief
  83. story, play, or picture in which characters are used as symbols; fable
  84. a humorous play on words
  85. come into the possession of
  86. emotionally hardened
  87. gladness and merriment usually accompanied by laughter
  88. teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions
  89. anything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's qualities
  90. low-lying wet land with grassy vegetation
  91. An adjective that describes words, phrases, or general tone that is overly scholarly, academic, or bookish.
  92. not capable of being swayed or diverted from a course
  93. disdainfully or ironically humorous
  94. make repayment for or return something
  95. charming in a rustic way; naturally peaceful
  96. launch an attack or assault on
  97. in an initial stage; not fully formed
  98. very idealistic; impractical; caught up in romantic notions
  99. the continuation of a syntactic unit from one line of verse into the next line without a pause
  100. a reference to another work of literature, person, or event
  101. a clensing or purging that releases emotions
  102. (of something written or painted) still in existence
  103. a code that knights adopted in the late Middle Ages; requiring them to be brave, loyal and true to their word; they had to fight fairly in battle
  104. relevant, appropriate, pertinent
  105. discussion, usually between enemies
  106. used of idealized country life
  107. apathy and inactivity in the practice of virtue (personified as one of the deadly sins)
  108. intended for or understood by only a select few, private, secret
  109. complete denial of all established authority and institutions
  110. skillful in physical movements
  111. concerned with secular rather than sacred matters
  112. vanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)
  113. having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity
  114. incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs
  115. a rapidly spreading and usually fatal disease
  116. morally pure; virginal; abstaining from illicit sexual acts; modest; simple (of a style of writing); not highly decorated; austere
  117. useless; hopeless; ineffectual
  118. small particle, speck
  119. a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person
  120. hag; ugly old woman
  121. cure-all; remedy for all diseases
  122. the principal character in a work of fiction
  123. ask or beg for something earnestly or humbly
  124. v. to steal, oft. In violation of a trust
  125. of questionable authenticity
  126. a self-serving flatterer, a brownnoser
  127. ruinous; gained at too great a cost
  128. symbolism; the part signifies the whole, or the whole the part (all hands on board)
  129. tending to favor or bring good luck
  130. compulsion by threat; forcible confinement
  131. a strict disciplinarian; a stickler for the rules
  132. exceptionally bad or displeasing
  133. characteristic of acting or a stage performance
  134. deep-seated boils
  135. the act of positioning close together (or side by side)
  136. calmness of temperament; composure
  137. bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure
  138. beg persistently and urgently
  139. hackneyed, trite, commonplace
  140. overbearing pride or presumption
  141. instinctive; relating to the internal organs
  142. A serious form of drama dealing with the downfall of a heroic or noble character
  143. one who leads an immoral life
  144. lacking in insight or discernment
  145. unnecessary and unwarranted
  146. an abusive attack on a person's character or good name
  147. (Greek mythology) god of wine and fertility and drama
  148. in drama, a character speaks alone on stage to allow his/her thoughts and ideas to be conveyed to the audience
  149. avoiding waste
  150. an outcome or solution; the unraveling of a plot