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ghastly - horrible; terrifying; resembling ghosts; CF. aghast
incredulity - tendency to disbelief
esoteric - hard to understand; known only to the chosen few, esp. initiates; N. esoterica
amoral - nonmoral; having no understanding of right and wrong
odyssey - long, eventful, adventurous journey
volition - act of using one's will; act of making a conscious choice; Ex. She selected this dress of her own volition.
potent - powerful; convincing; persuasive; greatly influential
moratorium - legal delay of payment or action; Ex. declare moratorium on the building of new houses
chastise - punish as by beating; criticize severely
authoritative - having the weight of authority; regarded as providing knowledge that can be trusted; reliable; peremptory and dictatorial; Ex. authoritative dictionary/manner; CF. definitive