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puis·sance n. Power; might.

e·bul·lience n. Zestful enthusiasm.

er·satz adj. Being an imitation or a substitute, usually an inferior one; artificial.

fet·ed, also fêt·ed tr.v. To celebrate or honor with a festival, a feast, or an elaborate entertainment. To pay honor to.

an·i·mus n. An attitude that informs one's actions; disposition. A feeling of animosity; ill will. In Jungian psychology, the masculine inner personality as present in women.

pith·y adj. Precisely meaningful; forceful and brief.

ob·du·ra·cy n. The state or quality of being intractable or hardened.

lan·guid adj. Lacking energy or vitality; weak: a languid wave of the hand. Showing little or no spirit or animation; listless: a languid mood. Lacking vigor or force; slow: languid breezes.

di·a·tribe n. A bitter, abusive denunciation.

thes·pi·an adj. Of or relating to drama

lyr·i·cal adj. Expressing deep personal emotion or observations

af·fa·ble adj. Easy and pleasant to speak to; approachable. Gentle and gracious.

fey adj. Having or displaying an otherworldly, magical, or fairylike aspect or quality. Having visionary power; clairvoyant. Appearing touched or crazy, as if under a spell

feck·less adj. Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective. Careless and irresponsible.

vex tr.v. vexed, vex·ing, vex·es To annoy, as with petty importunities; bother. See Synonyms at annoy. To cause perplexity in; puzzle. To bring distress or suffering to; plague or afflict. To debate or discuss (a question, for example) at length. To toss about or shake up "Had a vexing time in the studio today"

a·po·ri·a n. A figure of speech in which the speaker expresses or purports to be in doubt about a question. An insoluble contradiction or paradox in a text's meanings.

es·cha·tol·o·gy n. The branch of theology that is concerned with the end of the world or of humankind. A belief or a doctrine concerning the ultimate or final things, such as death, the destiny of humanity, the Second Coming, or the Last Judgment.

dog tr.v. dogged, dog·ging, dogs To track or trail persistently. To hold or fasten with a mechanical device.

im·pri·ma·tur n. Official approval or license to print or publish, especially under conditions of censorship. Official approval; sanction. A mark of official approval: a directive bearing the imprimatur of high officials.

pan·the·ism n. A doctrine identifying the Deity with the universe and its phenomena. Belief in and worship of all gods

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