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Aborigine
an original inhabitant
Altercation
a noisy argument or disagreement, especially in public.
Amalgam
a mixture or blend
Ambrosial
A exceptionally pleasing taste or smell
Ambulatory
capable of moving around (physically)
Amphibious
capable to live both on land and in water
Androgynous
Having the characteristics or nature of both male and female
Aperture
an opening or open space (gap)
Apex
The uppermost or highest position (place)
Apparition
a ghostly figure appears
Appendage
an adjunct to something larger or more important
Arcane
known or understood only by a few people
Archetype
A pattern in which all things of the same type are representations or copies.
Ballyhoo
a noisy attention-getting demonstration or talk
Bedlam
a place, scene, or state of uproar and confusion
Bellicose
Having an eagerness to argue or fight (war)
Billet-doux
A love letter
Bizarre
odd or out of the ordinary
Bombast
Pretentious inflated speech or writing
Bonafide
Genuine, true, and real
Boudoir
a woman's dressing room, bedroom, or private sitting room
Brouhaha
uproar or fruire
Buffoon
a clown, comedic, or laughable person
Buttress
Something that supports or strengthens.
Cacophonous
Harsh sounding or confused sounding
Cadence
rhythm
Cameo
A small character part in a play or movie, played by a distinguished actor or a celebrity.
Carcinogen
a substance that causes cancer.
Carnivore
only eats meats and flesh-eating animals
Caucus
A group of people united to promote an agreed-upon cause
Celestial

related to the sky, outer space, or heaven

Circumvent
find a way around (an obstacle)
Citadel
unconscious or inactive a fortress
Cogitate
To meditate deeply or intently.
Comatose
Of, resembling, or affected by coma.
Conflagration
A large destructive fire
Contretemps
An embarrassing situation or occurrence.
Convey
A means of transportation or a vehicle.
Corona
A 22-degree halo was created by moonlight refracting through six-sided cylindrical ice crystals.
Cryptic
A secret or mysterious.
Cuisine
a style or method of cooking, especially as characteristic of a particular country, region, or establishment.
Debonair
lightheaded
Decanter
a stoppered glass container into which wine is decanted.
Deciduous
Deshedding at a certain stage
Demagogue
a leader who promises things to people to gain power
Dexterous
showing or having skill, especially with the hands.
Disheveled

untidy, disordered

Distaff
stick or spindle on which wool or flax is wound for spinning.
Doggerel
verse or words that are badly written or expressed.
Dormant
not active or growing, but having the ability to be active at a later time

Dulcet

sweet, melodious, or something
Echelon
a level of command, authority, or rank
Effervescent
bubbly or lively family
Egregious
outstandingly bad; shocking
Emaciated
thin or wasted
Embellish
to make beautiful with ornamentation
Equestrian
relating to horse riding
Equilibrium
a state of balance.
Escalate
to enlarge or increase
Exodus
a mass departure
Expletive (noun)
an oath or swear word.

Expunge (verb)

erase or remove completely (something unwanted or unpleasant)

Fecund (adjective)

producing or capable of producing an abundance of offspring or new growth; fertile.

Festoon (noun)

a chain or garland of flowers, leaves, or ribbons, hung in a curve as a decoration.

Fiasco (noun)

a thing that is a complete failure, especially in a ludicrous or humiliating way.

Flamboyant

attracting due to their high confidence

Flotilla
a fleet of small ships
Formidable
frightening, dreadful, or awe-inspiring
Gargoyle
a rain spout in a shape of a grown tense human or animal figure
Gauntlet
A thick heavy glove or a glove from a suit of armor
Germinate
to begin to grow or sport
Globule
a tiny drop or a small ball
Googol
equivalent to ten raised to the power of a hundred (10100).
Gossamer
something light or delicate
Gregarious
(of a person) fond of company; sociable
Gyrate
move or cause to move in a circle or spiral, especially quickly.
Halcyon
calm or peaceful
Harbinger
for a runner or a Harold
Hirsute
hairy
Holocaust
destruction or slaughter on a mass scale, especially caused by fire or nuclear
Impropriety
a failure to observe standards or show due honesty or modesty; improper language, behavior, or character.
Incarcerate

imprisoned or confined

Inclement
(of the weather) unpleasantly cold or wet.
Indolent
lazy
intrepid
fearless or bold
Irascible
having or showing a tendency to be easily angered.
Irreparable

cannot repair

Itinerary
a planned route or journey.
Jettison
throw or drop (something) from an aircraft or ship.
juxtapose
play side to side