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penitent feeling or expressing sorrow for sin or wrongdoing and disposed to atonement and amendment; repentant; contrite.
contrite caused by or showing sincere remorse.
cathartic cleansing of the soul; soothing
lucrative profitable; moneymaking; remunerative
laud to praise
appeasement to bring to a state of peace, quiet, ease, calm, or contentment; pacify; soothe
prodigious wonderful or marvelous; extraordinary in size, amount, extent, degree, force
unprecedented without previous instance; never before known or experienced; unexampled or unparalleled
tirade prolonged outburst of bitter, outspoken denunciation
inconsolable that cannot be comforted
adept very skilled; proficient; expert
novice a person who is new to the circumstances, work, etc., in which he or she is placed; beginner; tyro:
immaterial of no essential consequence; unimportant
dauntless not to be daunted or intimidated; fearless; intrepid; bold
vignette a decorative design or small illustration used on the title page of a book or at the beginning or end of a chapter
satire the use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice, folly
prologue a preliminary discourse; a preface or introductory part of a discourse, poem, or novel
incontrovertible not open to question or dispute
epilogue a concluding part added to a literary work, as a novel
anthology a collection of selected writings by one author
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