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  1. Piousrighteousness by virtue of being pious

          

  2. Supplicationused of idealized country life

          

  3. Reverberateto throw or bend back or reflect (from a surface)

          

  4. Hubristhe character flaw or error of a tragic hero that leads to his downfall

          

  5. Arbiteran omen or sign

          

  6. Expositionthe act of positioning close together (or side by side)

          

  7. Assaila face, especially one that expresses feelings

          

  8. Auspicioustending to favor or bring good luck

          

  9. Inculcateteach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions

          

  10. Catharsisa clensing or purging that releases emotions

          

  11. Veracityabsolute hatred

          

  12. Acquiescethe atmosphere of an environment

          

  13. Cravenmade of brass; shameless, impudent

          

  14. Fatalistica clensing or purging that releases emotions

          

  15. Protagonistthe principal character in a work of fiction

          

  16. Discombobulatein an initial stage; not fully formed

          

  17. Allegorydiscussion, usually between enemies

          

  18. Chastemorally pure; virginal; abstaining from illicit sexual acts; modest; simple (of a style of writing); not highly decorated; austere

          

  19. Secularfilth; degradation; sordidness

          

  20. Glibready and fluent in speech; thoughtless, insincere

          

  21. Bucolicvery idealistic; impractical; caught up in romantic notions

          

  22. FOILcomical in an odd or whimsical manner

          

  23. Libertineone who leads an immoral life

          

  24. Pietya humorous play on words

          

  25. Ironyincongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs

          

  26. Tribulationsa feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)

          

  27. Quixoticvery idealistic; impractical; caught up in romantic notions

          

  28. Calumnya degree or grade of excellence or worth

          

  29. Brazenmade of brass; shameless, impudent

          

  30. Visagesilly, empty of meaning or value

          

  31. Juxtapositionask or beg for something earnestly or humbly

          

  32. Cossetto treat with excessive indulgence; to pamper.

          

  33. Slothapathy and inactivity in the practice of virtue (personified as one of the deadly sins)

          

  34. Maiminjure or wound seriously and leave permanent disfiguration or mutilation

          

  35. Quintessenceask for or request earnestly

          

  36. Equanimityabsolute hatred

          

  37. Courtlinesslacking in insight or discernment

          

  38. Purloinlacking in insight or discernment

          

  39. TragedyA serious form of drama dealing with the downfall of a heroic or noble character

          

  40. Dionysus(Greek mythology) god of wine and fertility and drama

          

  41. Truculentfierce and cruel; aggressive; deadly, destructive; scathingly harsh

          

  42. Denouementan outcome or solution; the unraveling of a plot

          

  43. gnomehaving or showing or expressing reverence for a deity

          

  44. Importuneone who leads an immoral life

          

  45. Idyllicused of idealized country life

          

  46. Duressa song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person

          

  47. Satirewitty language used to convey insults or scorn

          

  48. Apostrophesmall particle, speck

          

  49. Reticentinclined to keep silent; reserved

          

  50. Frugalavoiding waste

          

  51. Requitemake repayment for or return something

          

  52. Ambiancegreed; desire for wealth

          

  53. Choleran irritable petulant feeling

          

  54. Ubiquitousbeing present everywhere at once

          

  55. Motea unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work

          

  56. Magnanimousinnocent and naive

          

  57. Iconoclastlack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike

          

  58. Synecdochesymbolism; the part signifies the whole, or the whole the part (all hands on board)

          

  59. Compunctiona feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)

          

  60. Gentryaristocratic or well-bred people

          

  61. Anachronismsomething located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred

          

  62. Hamartiaa clensing or purging that releases emotions

          

  63. Pyrrhicv. to steal, oft. In violation of a trust

          

  64. Futilewitty language used to convey insults or scorn

          

  65. Avaricegreed; desire for wealth

          

  66. Jocundfull of or showing high-spirited merriment

          

  67. Impioushaving or showing or expressing reverence for a deity

          

  68. Abominableexceptionally bad or displeasing

          

  69. Banalhackneyed, trite, commonplace

          

  70. PedanticAn adjective that describes words, phrases, or general tone that is overly scholarly, academic, or bookish.

          

  71. Sardonicdisdainfully or ironically humorous

          

  72. Extant(of something written or painted) still in existence

          

  73. Prowesscompulsion by threat; forcible confinement

          

  74. Bequeathleave to someone by means of a will; hand down in his will; N. bequest

          

  75. Anathemasilly, empty of meaning or value

          

  76. Angstabsolute hatred

          

  77. Pestilencea rapidly spreading and usually fatal disease

          

  78. Restiverestless, hard to manage, balky

          

  79. Apocryphala quotation at the beginning of some piece of writing

          

  80. Beguilemake repayment for or return something

          

  81. Fenlow-lying wet land with grassy vegetation

          

  82. Punlow-lying wet land with grassy vegetation

          

  83. Callousemotionally hardened

          

  84. ImpasseA problem or predicament with no obvious resolution

          

  85. Martineta strict disciplinarian; a stickler for the rules

          

  86. Harbingeran omen or sign

          

  87. Sycophantapathy and inactivity in the practice of virtue (personified as one of the deadly sins)

          

  88. Soliloquyin drama, a character speaks alone on stage to allow his/her thoughts and ideas to be conveyed to the audience

          

  89. InsuperableIncapable of being overcome or defeated

          

  90. dithyrambinstinctive; relating to the internal organs

          

  91. Preceptcowardly; a coward

          

  92. Enjambmentnot capable of being swayed or diverted from a course

          

  93. Reprehensiblebringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure

          

  94. Cherubimcelestial being: angel

          

  95. Adamantnot capable of being swayed or diverted from a course

          

  96. Calibera degree or grade of excellence or worth

          

  97. Derisiona character in a novel or play; the outward character or role that a person assumes

          

  98. Personaa character in a novel or play; the outward character or role that a person assumes

          

  99. Chivalrymorally pure; virginal; abstaining from illicit sexual acts; modest; simple (of a style of writing); not highly decorated; austere

          

  100. Conceitvanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)

          

  101. Inchoatein an initial stage; not fully formed

          

  102. Dirgea song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person

          

  103. Contemptvanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)

          

  104. Accruecome into the possession of

          

  105. Parleydiscussion, usually between enemies

          

  106. Enmityearnest or urgent request

          

  107. Arcanecome into the possession of

          

  108. Ingenuousa legendary creature resembling a tiny old man

          

  109. Pontificatespeak pompously, dogmatically

          

  110. Gratuitousfalsely and maliciously accusing; defamatory; slanderous

          

  111. Lamentnot capable of being swayed or diverted from a course

          

  112. Castigatewitty language used to convey insults or scorn

          

  113. Germanerelevant, appropriate, pertinent

          

  114. Enmityabsolute hatred

          

  115. Laconicincongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs

          

  116. Epitaphan inscription on a tombstone or monument in memory of the person buried there

          

  117. ObsequiousOverly submissive and eager to please

          

  118. Motifsmall particle, speck

          

  119. Calumniousfalsely and maliciously accusing; defamatory; slanderous

          

  120. Lanyardbrief and to the point

          

  121. Nihilismcomplete denial of all established authority and institutions

          

  122. Metonymysubstituting the name of an attribute or feature for the name of the thing itself (as in 'they counted heads')

          

  123. Squaloravoiding waste

          

  124. Countenanceindication of something important or calamitous about to occur; omen

          

  125. Carbunclesdeep-seated boils

          

  126. Allusiona reference to another work of literature, person, or event

          

  127. Cronerequiring secret or mysterious knowledge

          

  128. Inanerequiring secret or mysterious knowledge

          

  129. Deftskillful in physical movements

          

  130. Ineffableincapable of being expressed in words

          

  131. Temporala character in a novel or play; the outward character or role that a person assumes

          

  132. Drollincongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs

          

  133. Panaceasilly, empty of meaning or value

          

  134. Dramatic Ironytending to favor or bring good luck

          

  135. Narrativethe character flaw or error of a tragic hero that leads to his downfall

          

  136. Pariahgladness and merriment usually accompanied by laughter

          

  137. Beseecha rapidly spreading and usually fatal disease

          

  138. Besmirchcharge falsely or with malicious intent

          

  139. Portentindication of something important or calamitous about to occur; omen

          

  140. Mirtha person who is rejected (from society or home)

          

  141. Visceralinstinctive; relating to the internal organs

          

  142. Disdainlack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike

          

  143. Purblindlacking in insight or discernment

          

  144. Concedeacknowledge defeat

          

  145. Entreatyearnest or urgent request

          

  146. Esotericintended for or understood by only a select few, private, secret

          

  147. Satireform of literature in which irony, sarcasm, and ridicule are employed to attack human vice and folly

          

  148. Epigrapha quotation at the beginning of some piece of writing

          

  149. Histrionicdisdainfully or ironically humorous

          

  150. Tragic HeroA serious form of drama dealing with the downfall of a heroic or noble character