Disintegrate (v) break up into small parts, typically as the result of impact or decay.
“when the missile struck, the car disintegrated in a sheet of searing flame”
(of a society, family, or other social group) weaken or break apart.
“the marriage disintegrated amid allegations that she was having an affair
Diaphanous (adj) (especially of fabric) light, delicate, and translucent.
“a diaphanous dress of pale gold”
Engross (v) absorb all the attention or interest of.
“the notes totally engrossed him”
Ethereal (adj) extremely delicate and light in a way that seems too perfect for this world.
“her ethereal beauty”
heavenly or spiritual.
“the witch doctor experienced ethereal, otherworldly visions”
Exalt (v) hold (someone or something) in very high regard; think or speak very highly of.
“the party will continue to exalt its hero”
raise to a higher rank or a position of greater power.
“this naturally exalts the peasant above his brethren in the same rank of society”
Gregarious (adj) (of a person) fond of company; sociable.
“he was a popular and gregarious man”
(of animals) living in flocks or loosely organized communities.
“gregarious species forage in flocks from colonies or roosts”
Ingenious (adj) (of a person) clever, original, and inventive.
“he was ingenious enough to overcome the limited budget”
(of a machine or idea) cleverly and originally devised and well suited to its purpose.
Misgivings (n) a feeling of doubt or apprehension about the outcome or consequences of something.
“we have misgivings about the way the campaign is being run”
Moderation (n) the avoidance of excess or extremes, especially in one’s behavior or political opinions.
“he urged them to show moderation”
the action of making something less extreme, intense, or violent.
“the union’s approach was based on increased dialogue and the moderation of demands”
Plummet (v) fall or drop straight down at high speed.
“a climber was killed when he plummeted 300 feet down an icy gully”
decrease rapidly in value or amount.
“hardware sales plummeted”
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Abrogate (v) repeal or do away with (a law, right, or formal agreement)
Circumspect (adj) wary and unwilling to take risks
Countermand (v) to revoke an order; contradict or overrule an order or instruction
Encomium (n) glowing and warmly enthusiastic praise
Enervate (v) to reduce the mental or moral vigor of; to lessen the vitality or strength of
Fastidious (adj) showing or demanding excessive delicacy or care; a meticulous, sensitive, or demanding attitude
Permeate (v) spread throughout (something); pervade
Sapid (adj) pleasant or interesting; agreeable to the mind; flavorful
Transmogrify (v) to change or alter greatly and often with grotesque or humorous effect
Vapid (adj) offering nothing that is stimulating or challenging; dull; lacking spirit or flavor