Part 1.

mediocrity
ordinariness as a consequence of being average
misogynist
a misanthrope who dislikes women in particular
monolithic
characterized by rigidity and total uniformity
monotonous
sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch
negate
make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of
abode
any address at which you dwell more than temporarily

 

Part 2.

abreast
alongside each other, facing in the same direction
abscond
run away, often taking something or somebody along
adorn
make more attractive, as by adding ornament or color
adventitious
associated by chance and not an integral part
analogy
drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity
anonymous
having no known name or identity or known source

 

Part 3.

arboretum
a facility where trees and shrubs are cultivated
arcade
a structure composed of arches supported by columns
arch
a curved masonry construction for spanning an opening
arduous
characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion
arguably
as can be shown by a process of logical reasoning
arrogance
overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner

 

Part 4.

artifice
a deceptive maneuver, especially to avoid capture
astigmatism
impaired eyesight common in nearsighted people
bask
expose oneself to warmth and light, as for relaxation
benediction
a ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection
bizarre
conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual
boring
so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness

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2020-04-17