A person of high rank or eminence.
Grandees
A priest or priestess acting as a medium through whom advice or prophecy was sought from the gods in classical antiquity.
Oracle
Not certain or fixed; provisional.
Tentative
deny the truth of (a statement), especially by asserting the opposite.
Contradicted
make amends or reparation.
Atone
expressing or feeling sincere regret and remorse; remorseful.
Repentant
involving or requiring strenuous effort; difficult and tiring
Arduous
in a way that is uncertain, indefinite, or unclear; roughly.
Vaguely
deserving contempt; despicable.
Contemptible
a slender threadlike appendage of a climbing plant, often growing in a spiral form, that stretches out and twines around any suitable support.
Tendrils
an officer who makes public announcements in a court of justice.
Crier
a quavering or vibratory sound, especially a rapid alternation of sung or played notes.
Trill
a person sent on a special mission, usually as a diplomatic representative.
Emissary
skilled at gaining an advantage, especially deceitfully.
Wily
looking exhausted and unwell, especially from fatigue, worry, or suffering.
Haggard
feel deep respect or admiration for (something).
Revered
(of alcoholic drink or a drug) liable to cause intoxication.
Intoxicating
a sudden powerful forward or upward movement, especially by a crowd or by a natural force such as the waves or tide.
Surged
climb, move, or get in or out of something in an awkward and laborious way, typically using both hands and feet.
Clambered
in a serious and severe manner, especially when asserting authority or exercising discipline.
Sternly
make into a particular or the required form.
Fashion
a statement or address made at or as a
farewell
the quality of being characterized by vigorous activity and progress.
Dynamism
unwilling and hesitant; disinclined.
Reluctant
A bird of prey
Kite
a strong and fast-moving stream of water or other liquid.
Torrents
not quite right; inappropriate or out of place.
Amiss
a final demand or statement of terms, the rejection of which will result in retaliation or a breakdown in relations.
Ultimatum
given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behavior.
Capricious
a dry, dusty easterly or northeasterly wind on the West African coast, occurring from December to February.
Harmattan
be about to happen.
Impending
be about to happen.
Feverishly
separated from or existing without the body.
Disembodied
economic activity concerned with the processing of raw materials and manufacture of goods in factories.
Industry
well meaning and kindly.
Benevolent
stimulate or give rise to (a reaction or emotion, typically a strong or unwelcome one) in someone.
Provoked
inducing feelings of anxiety or worry.
Amiss
in a way that produces powerful feelings or strong, clear images in the mind.
Vividly
a thing that causes disgust or hatred.
Abomination
the remnants of a liquid left in a container, together with any sediment or grounds.
Dregs
(of vegetation) rich and profuse in growth; lush.
Luxuriant
perceive or recognize (something).
Discerned
having great power, influence, or effect.
Potent
having or showing a wish to do evil to others.
Malevolent
not having or showing foresight; spendthrift or thoughtless.
Improvident
amusement, especially as expressed in laughter.
Mirth
wildly excited or uncontrolled.
Frenzied
a cup-shaped receptacle made of hard material, in which ingredients are crushed or ground, used especially in cooking or pharmacy.
Mortar
Abrupt and curt in manner or speech; discourteously blunt. See Synonyms at gruff.
Brusqueness
forbidding or uninviting.
Grim
able to be shown to be right or reasonable; defensible.
Justifiable
making great demands on one's skill, attention, or other resources.
Exacting
having or showing tenacity and grim persistence.
Dogged
be incompatible or at variance; clash.
Conflicted
(of something provided or available) lacking in quantity or quality.
Meager
a much thickened underground part of a stem or rhizome, e.g., in the potato, serving as a food reserve and bearing buds from which new plants arise.
Tubers
strange or mysterious, especially in an unsettling way.
Uncanny
assuming power or authority without justification; arrogant and domineering.
Imperious
in an initial stage; beginning to happen or develop.
Incipient
lack of good sense; foolishness.
Folly
skill or expertise in a particular activity or field.
Prowess