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  1. momentuous
    important; consequential
  2. metaphysical
    a division of philosophy that is concerned with the fundamental nature of reality and being
  3. abstruse
    difficult to comprehend
  4. recondite
    difficult or impossible for one of ordinary understanding or knowledge to comprehend
  5. chimerical
    existing only as the product of unchecked imagination : fantastically visionary; absurd
  6. preponderate
    • (v-i)
    • 1: to exceed in weight
    • 2: to exceed in influence, power, or importance
    • 3: to exceed in numbers
  7. hidebound
    having an inflexible or ultraconservative character
  8. vicissitudes
    the quality or state of being changeable
  9. supine
    exhibiting indolent or apathetic inertia or passivity; especially : mentally or morally slack
  10. effete
    • a. having lost character, vitality, or strength 
    • b. marked by weakness or decadence
  11. decadence
    marked by decay or decline
  12. poltroon
    a spiritless coward
  13. craven
    lacking the least bit of courage : contemptibly fainthearted
  14. apprise
    to give notice to; tell
  15. claque
    • a group hired to applaud at a performance
    • or, a group of sycophants
  16. aegis
    protection or sponsorship, esp by government or something like that
  17. bibulous
    highly absorbent
  18. solecism
    a breach of etiquette or decorum
  19. oleaginous
    a slippery, greasy dude
  20. cozen
    to deceive, win over, or induce to do something by artful coaxing and wheedling or shrewd trickery
  21. mountebank
  22. persiflage
    frivolous bantering talk : light raillery
  23. lucubration
    laborious or intensive study
  24. bilious
    • of or indicative of a peevish ill-natured disposition
    • sickeningly unpleasant
  25. volte-face
    reversal in police
  26. folderol
    • a useless ornament or accessory : trifle
    • nonsense
  27. obloquy
    • a strongly condemnatory utterance : abusive language
    • the condition of one that is discredited : bad repute
  28. elixir
  29. ineffable
    incapable of being expressed in words; unspeakable
  30. desultory
    marked by lack of definite plan, regularity, or purpose
  31. obsequies
    funeral or burial rites
  32. sacrosanct
    treated as if holy; immune from criticism or violation
  33. insouciant
    • blithely indifferent or unconcerned
    • carefree
  34. prurient
    marked by or arousing an immoderate or unwholesome interest or desire
  35. foray
    a quick raid, esp. for plunder
  36. immure
    to enclose or confine within walls; to seclude
  37. waggish
    jocular or witty ?
  38. ensconce
    • 1. conceal; shelter
    • 2. establish; settle
  39. contumelious
    insolently abusive and humiliating
  40. abortive
    imperfectly formed or developed
  41. maudlin
    • weakly and effusively sentimental
    • drunk enough to be emotionally silly
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