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::: grandiloquent - (of a person or speech) using high sounding or important-sounding language; pompous; bombastic
::: decry - express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films
::: stolid - dull; impassive; showing little emotion when strong feelings are expected
::: countermand - cancel; revoke (an order)
::: serendipity - gift for finding valuable things by accident; accidental good fortune or luck; CF. The Three Princes of Serendip
::: disheveled - untidy (of hair or clothing); V. dishevel
::: deadlock - standstill resulting from the opposition of two unrelenting forces; stalemate
::: purgatory - place of spiritual expiation; temporary state or place in which the souls must expiate their sins
::: gruesome - grisly; horrible
::: illusion - misleading vision or visual image; false idea or belief; CF. delusion