Pariah: persona non grata, outcast
Utopia: paradise, heaven
Flotilla: fleet of ships
Reincarnation: rebirth, metempsychosis
Squalid: dirty, filthy, grubby, grimy, mucky. slummy, slumlike
Appendices: a small bag of tissue that is attached to the large intestine.
Anglicized: make English in form or character.
Vitally: extremely; in an essential way
Defiantly: in a way that shows you refuse to obey somebody
Canvases: a strong heavy rough material used for making tents
Relics: an object, a tradition, a system, etc. that has survived from the past.
Interspersed: to put something in something else or among or between other things
Medieval: connected with the Middle Ages (about AD 1000 to AD 1450)
Hiers: a person who inherits and continues the work of a predecessor
Codified: arrange according to a plan or system.
Darning: the skill or activity of mending a hole
Astray: away from the correct path or direction.
No-fly zone: an area over which aircraft are forbidden to fly,
Intertwined: twisted together so that they are very difficult to separate
Harrowing: making you feel very upset because you are very shocked or frightened
Calligraphy: beautiful handwriting that you do with a special pen or brush
Architecture: the art and study of designing buildings
Inescapable: a fact or a situation) that you cannot avoid or ignore
Nodded: you move your head up and down to show agreement, understanding
Hieratic: of or concerning Egyptian or Greek styles of art
Protectorate: a state that is controlled and protected by another.
Banished: send (someone) away from a country or place as an official punishment.
Flick: a sudden quick movement.
Euphoria: a feeling or state of intense excitement and happiness.
Bob and weave: make rapid bodily movements up and down and from side to side
Chivalry: knights, noblemen, and horsemen collectively.
Tight-knit: bound together by strong relationships and common interests.
Trickery: the practice of deception.
Epic: heroic or grand in scale or character.
Ode: a classical poem of a kind originally meant to be sung
Endearing: inspiring affection.
Villainy: wicked or criminal behavior
Sagacious: having or showing keen mental discernment and good judgment; wise or shrewd.
Archetype: a very typical example of a certain person or thing.
Clansmen: a male member of a clan.
Meek: quiet, gentle, and easily imposed on; submissive.
Wily: skilled at gaining an advantage, especially deceitfully
Riddled: make many holes in (someone or something), especially with gunshot.
Bizarre: very strange or unusual.
Catapulted: move suddenly
Alexander: the Great was a king (
Wilderness: an uncultivated, uninhabited, and inhospitable region.
Forged: copied fraudulently
Spurned: rejected with disdain or contempt.
dilapidated: tumble-down, broken-down.
shackle: chain, clog, fetter, hamper, manacle, and trammel.
etiquette: the requirements of behaviors according to the conventions of society.
Sycophant: One who seeks to gain through the powerful and influential, parasite, a flunky.
Supplant: to take the place of, to replace.
Succulent: having fleshy leaves or other tissues that store water.
Unyielding: Not giving in; not bending; stubborn
Subversive: Intending to subvert, overturn, or undermine a government or authority.
Vacillate: to sway unsteadily from one side to the other side.
Tremulous: trembling, quivering or shaking.
Treacly: thick and sticky, sentimental speech.
Tenacious: clinging to an object or surface; adhesive
Temporize: to delay or to deliberately act evasively or prolong a discussion.
Hi, there: an informal greeting.
Tribulation: Any adversity; a trying period or event.
Truculence: aggressiveness, defiance.
Venality: (being for sale) enmity, corruption.
Valor: bravery, the strength of mind in regard to the danger
Versatility: having many different abilities; flexibility.
Unwitting: unaware or uninformed; oblivious, clueless, ignorant.
Surfeit: An excessive amount of something, overeating, overdose.
Supple: pliant, easy to bend
Tangential: referring to a tangent, only indirectly related.
Abnormal: Not normal
Abrade: Wear away
Acquit: Free from a criminal charge by a verdict of not guilty
Cantankerous: Quarrelsome, irascible
Clandestine: Kept secret or done secretively, especially because illicit.
Cumbersome: Heavy or large & therefore difficult to carry or use
Debility: Physical weakness, especially as a result of illness
Denunciation: public condemnation of someone or something / informing against someone
Dormant: Having normal physical functions suspended or slowed down for a period of time; in or as if in a deep sleep
Elucidate: To make clear
Fastidious: Careful in all details, meticulous, very difficult to please
Formidable: Overwhelming, alarming, dreadful
Forsake: To abandon
Fraught: causing or affected by anxiety or stress, filled with something undesirable
Hovered: Remain in one place in the air
Impasse: A situation in which no progress is possible
Incorrigible: Not able to be changed or reformed
Inextricable: Cannot be taken out, irredeemable
Ligature: Something that is used to bind
Modalities: A Specific mode in which something is expressed or is experienced something exists
Nullify: Make void
Oust: To eject
Overt: In the open
Pacify: To calm
Palatial: Like a palace
Penance: Punishment inflicted on oneself for expressing repentance for any wrongdoing of one’s own
Pretense: An attempt to make something that is not the case appears true
Quiet: Making no noise
Quintessential: Representing the most perfect or typical example of a quality or class
Quip: Witty remark
Rapid: Having great speed
Recalcitrant: Obstinately defiant of authority, difficult to manage
Reliant: having or showing dependence on something
Robust: Sturdy in construction (in case of objects); strong and rich in flavor and smell (in case of wine or food)
Rogue: A dishonest or unprincipled person.
Sanguine: Optimistic or positive, especially in an apparently bad situation
Startling: very surprising, astonishing or remarkable
Unraveled: investigated or solved and explained something complicated and difficult / undo twisted or knotted or woven threads
Urgent: Required immediately
Wretchedness: Extreme misery or unhappiness
Wrought: Worked into shape by artistry or effort, fashioned, formed
Zany: Silly, crazy
Zombie: A frightening personAbject: Miserable
Abdicate: to give up a position, right, or power
Aberrant deviating from what is normal
Abeyance: temporary suppression or suspension
Abject: miserable; pitiful
Abjure: to reject; abandon formally
Abscission: the act of cutting; the natural separation of a leaf or other part of a plant
Abscond: to depart secretly
Abstemious: moderate in appetite
Abstinence: the giving up of certain pleasures
Abysmal: very bad
Accretion: growth in size; increase in the amount
Accrue: to accumulate; grow by additions
Adamant uncompromising; unyielding
Adjunct: something added, attached, joined
Admonish: to caution or reprimand, advice, advise, recommend
Anarchy: the absence of government; state of disorder
Anodyne: something that calms or soothes pain
Anomalous: irregular; deviating from the norm
Antecedent: something that comes before
Antipathy: dislike; hostility
Apex: the highest point
Apogee: the point in an orbit most distant from the body being orbited; the highest point
Apogee and Perigee: The Moon’s orbit around Earth is elliptical. The point of the orbit closest to Earth is called perigee, while the point farthest from Earth is known as apogee.
Apothegm: a terse; witty saying. maxim
Adulterate: to corrupt or make impure
Aesthetic: relating to beauty or art
Affected: pretentious; phony
Affinity: fondness; liking; similarity
Aggrandize: to make larger or greater
Aggregate: amounting to a whole; total
Alacrity: cheerful willingness; eagerness; speed
Alchemy: medieval chemical philosophy based on changing metal into gold
Allay: to lessen; ease; soothe
Alleviate: to relieve; improve partially
Alloy: a combination; a mixture of two or more metals
Allure: the power to entice by charm
Amalgamate: to combine into a unified whole
Ambiguous: unclear or doubtful in meaning
Ambivalence: the state of having conflicting emotional attitudes
Ambrosia: something delicious; the food of the Gods
Ameliorate: to improve
Amenable: agreeable; cooperative; suited
Amenity: something that increases comfort