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deluge - flood; rush; V.
sumptuous - grand suggesting great expense; lavish; rich; Ex. sumptuous feast
purgatory - place of spiritual expiation; temporary state or place in which the souls must expiate their sins
expostulation - protest; remonstrance; reasoning with someone to correct or dissuade; V. expostulate
deflect - turn aside; turn away from a straight course
deplore - regret; express sorrow and severe disapproval for something bad; Ex. deplore their violent behavior; ADJ. deplorable: very bad; deserving severe disapproval; Ex. deplorable living condition
sedentary - requiring sitting; done while sitting; not moving from one place to another; settled; Ex. sedentary job/population
connoisseur - person competent to act as a judge of art, etc. (whose judgments are respected); a lover of an art
disproportion - lack of proportion (between the parts); ADJ. disproportionate
pretentious - ostentatious; showy; pompous; making unjustified claims; overambitious; Ex. pretentious films that claim to be art