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oblivion

the state of being unaware or unconscious of what is happening.

2

laudatory

(of speech or writing) expressing praise and commendation.

3

apprehension

anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen.

4

passionate

showing or caused by strong feelings or a strong belief.

5

facile

(especially of a theory or argument) appearing neat and comprehensive only by ignoring the true complexities of an issue; superficial.

6

syntax

the arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences in a language.

7

rhetoric

the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, especially the use of figures of speech and other compositional techniques.

8

solemn

formal and dignified.

9

grave

a place of burial for a dead body, typically a hole dug in the ground and marked by a stone or mound.

10

spurious

not being what it purports to be; false or fake.

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oblige

make (someone) legally or morally bound to an action or course of action.

12

Macbeth

Macbeth definition is - a Scottish general who is the protagonist of Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth.

13

yokels

an uneducated and unsophisticated person from the countryside.

14

commingle

mix; blend.

15

arpeggio

the notes of a chord played in succession, either ascending or descending.

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obstreperous

noisy and difficult to control.

17

retrenchment

the reduction of costs or spending in response to economic difficulty.

18

armaments

military weapons and equipment.

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radical

(especially of change or action) relating to or affecting the fundamental nature of something; far-reaching or thorough.

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intemperance

lack of moderation or restraint.