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transcendent - exceeding ordinary limits; superior; surpassing; V. transcend: go beyond; exceed; surpass; N. transcendancy
adversity - great hardship or affliction; misfortune; calamitous event
genteel - well-bred; elegant; striving to convey an appearance of refinement; Ex. genteel poverty
hackles - hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise
severity - harshness; intensity; sternness; austerity; ADJ. severe: harsh; strict; extremely violent or intense
elliptical - elliptic; oval; of an ellipse; containing an ellipsis; ambiguous either purposely or because key words have been left out
desolate - make desolate; forsake; abandon and desert
zeal - eager enthusiasm (to a cause or ideal); ADJ. zealous
pervert - corrupt; turn from right to wrong; misuse; Ex. perverted sexual desire/scientific knowledge; N: person whose sexual behavior is not natural
brazen - insolent; without shame; bold; Ex. brazen lie; V: face with bold self-assurance or with unshamed confidence