Part 1.

contrition
sorrow for sin arising from fear of damnation
contumacious
willfully obstinate; stubbornly disobedient
coup
a sudden and decisive change of government by force
defection
withdrawing support or help despite allegiance
deliverance
recovery or preservation from loss or danger
denigrate
attack the good name and reputation of someone

 

Part 2.

deprave
corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
detonate
cause to burst with a violent release of energy
disbar
expel from the practice of law by official action
distinction
a discrimination between things as different
dog
a canine domesticated by man since prehistoric times
effete
excessively self-indulgent, affected, or decadent

 

Part 3.

elysian
relating to the abode of the blessed after death
endearing
lovable especially in a childlike or naive way
epilogue
a short speech by an actor at the end of a play
ersatz
an artificial or inferior substitute or imitation
ethereal
characterized by lightness and insubstantiality
exact
marked by strict and complete accordance with fact

 

Part 4.

exclaim
utter aloud, often with surprise, horror, or joy
extemporary
with little or no preparation or forethought
extortion
unjust exaction, as by the misuse of authority
frivolous
not serious in content or attitude or behavior
fulminate
cause to explode violently and with loud noise
fulmination
the act of exploding with noise and violence

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2020-04-17