Part 1.

debase
make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance
decadent
marked by excessive self-indulgence and moral decay
deficit
the property of being less than expected or required
deft
skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands
depredation
an act of plundering and pillaging and marauding
diagnosis
identifying the nature or cause of some phenomenon

 

Part 2.

disgorge
eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
dislodge
remove or force from a position previously occupied
dross
worthless or dangerous material that should be removed
eccentric
conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual
eldritch
suggesting the operation of supernatural influences
emblem
special design representing a quality, type, or group

 

Part 3.

escalation
an increase to counteract a perceived discrepancy
euphoric
characterized by a feeling of well-being or elation
exordium
the introductory section of an oration or discourse
fanatical
marked by excessive enthusiasm for a cause or idea
fatigue
temporary loss of strength and energy from hard work
ferment
cause to undergo the breakdown of sugar into alcohol

 

Part 4.

firebrand
a piece of wood that has been burned or is burning
flagrant
conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
foreshadowing
the act of providing vague advance indications
frontispiece
an illustration facing the title page of a book
gorge
a deep ravine, usually with a river running through it
habiliment
a covering designed to be worn on a person's body

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2020-04-17