Archaic form of unburden, meaning to relieve yourself of something causing anxiety, worry or torment.
Sometimes spelled fantasm; it is an illusion or figment of the imagination. Usually within the context of being horrifying or inspiring dread.
Exceptionally wise and insightful.
An insignificant amount, often to the degree of challenging one's very self-esteem.
Unrestrained, self-indulgent lack of control.
A malicious intent to inflict wickedness or evil upon others.
Something that is permanent, unchangeable, and with a conclusion that is certain and unavoidable.
More than a mere fire; an inferno unleashed and out of control.
Intense loyalty and unbound faithfulness to a person, an object, or even an abstract idea or belief.
Technically, an ancient mythic monster comprising various body parts of three different animals, but as a metaphor, the word can represent any sort of weird and terrifying phantasm created by a troubled mind.
Energetically boastful display of false courage in an attempt to either intimidate a foe or pump up one's own actual courage and determination.
A dislike of something so intense that it leads to avoidance.
Deviating from the norm to the point of being unnatural.
So ugly as to instill fright or revulsion.
Unclear as to meaning; open to interpretation.
Difficult to understand; conveying a sense of puzzlement based on trickery.
Disagreeable and unpleasant.
Exceptionally unwavering and stubborn.
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