1. apostate - A person who forsakes their religion, cause, party, etc.
2. effusive - Unduly demonstrative; lacking reserve.
3. impasse - A position or situation from which there is no escape.
4. euphoria - A state of intense happiness and self-confidence.
5. lugubrious - Mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially in an effected,
exaggerated, or unrelieved manner.
6. bravado - A pretentious, swaggering display of courage.
7. consensus - Majority of opinion
8. dichotomy - Division into two parts, kinds, etc. Subdivision into halves of a
9. constrict - To draw or to press in; cause to contract or shrink; compress
10. gothic - a historical style of art and architecture, beginning in 12th century
France and lasting through 16th century Europe; pertaining to the Middle Ages.
11. punctilio - A fine point, particular, or detail, as of conduct, ceremony, or
12. metamorphosis - A complete change in form, structure of substance, as
transformation by magical witch craft.
13. raconteur - A person who is skilled in relating stories and anecdotes
14. sine qua non - An indispensable condition, element, factor; something
15. quixotic - Extravagantly, chivalrous or romantic; visionary, impractical, or
16. vendetta - A prolonged or bitter feud, rivalry, contention, etc.
17. non sequitur - Latin for "does not follow". A statement with an illogical conclusion
18. mystique - An aura of mystery or mystical power surrounding a particular
occupation or pursuit.
19. quagmire- An area of miry or boggy ground who surface yields under the
tread; a bog .
20. parlous - Perilous, dangerous.