strident

loud and harsh; grating

sublime

of such excellence, grandeur, or beauty as to inspire great admiration or awe

subside

become less intense, violent, or severe

succumb

fail to resist (pressure, temptation, or some other negative force)

surmise

suppose that something is true without having evidence to confirm it

surpass

exceed; be greater than

susceptible

likely or liable to be influenced or harmed by a particular thing

swelter

of a person or the atmosphere at a particular time or place) be uncomfortably hot

talisman

an object, typically an inscribed ring or stone, that is thought to have magic powers and to bring good luck

tedious

too long, slow, or dull

teem

be full of or swarming with

tentative

not certain or fixed; provisional

theme

the subject of a talk, a piece of writing, a person’s thoughts, or an exhibition; a topic

tirade

a long, angry speech of criticism or accusation

tract

an area of indefinite extent, typically a large one

transition

the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another

treason

the action of betraying someone or something

trepidation

a feeling of fear or agitation about something that may happen

turbulent

characterized by conflict, disorder, or confusion; not controlled or calm

tycoon

a wealthy, powerful person in business or industry

ultimate

being the best or most extreme example of its kind

ungainly

(of a person or movement) awkward; clumsy

universal

of, affecting, or done by all people or things in the world or in a particular group

validate

check or prove the acceptability or accuracy of (something)

variable

not consistent or having a fixed pattern; liable to change

vie

compete eagerly with someone in order to do or achieve something

vilify

speak or write about in an abusively disparaging manner

voracious

having a very eager approach to an activity

wage

carry on (a war or campaign)

wrangle

have a long and complicated dispute

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