Part 1.

obtuse
lacking in insight or discernment
obviate
do away with
odium
state of disgrace resulting from detestable behavior
ominous
threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
omniscient
infinitely wise
onset
the beginning or early stages

 

Part 2.

oppress
come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority
oratorio
a musical composition for voices and orchestra
ordain
invest with ministerial or priestly authority
ornate
marked by complexity and richness of detail
ostensible
appearing as such but not necessarily so
outskirts
area relatively far from the center, as of a city or town

 

Part 3.

overbearing
having or showing arrogant superiority to
overweening
unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings
pacifist
opposed to war
pacify
ease the anger, agitation, or strong emotion of
palatable
acceptable to the taste or mind
palatial
suitable for or like a large and stately residence

 

Part 4.

pall
a sudden numbing dread
palliate
lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of
pallid
lacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness
palpitate
beat rapidly
parable
a short moral story
paraphernalia
equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles

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2020-04-17