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abeyance n. temporary inactivity, cessation, or suspension: Let's hold that problem in abeyance for a while..

acropolis n. the citadel or high fortified area of an ancient Greek city..

adumbrate v.t. to produce a faint image or resemblance of; to outline or sketch; to foreshadow; prefigure; to darken or conceal partially; overshadow..

aegis n. Class. Myth. the shield or breastplate of Zeus or Athena; protection; support; sponsorship; auspices..

affinity n., adj. a natural liking for or attraction to a person, thing, idea, etc.

badinage n., v. light, playful banter or raillery..

bailiwick  n. the district within which a bailie or bailiff has jurisdiction; a person's area of skill, knowledge, authority, or work..

bamboozle v. to deceive or get the better of (someone) by trickery, flattery, or the like; humbug; hoodwink (often fol. by into)..

berate v.t. to scold; rebuke; abuse, vilify, vituperate, objurgate..

blush v.i. to redden, as from embarrassment or shame, to feel shame or embarrassment...

bluster v.i. to roar and be tumultuous, as wind; to be loud, noisy, or swaggering; utter loud, empty menaces or protests..

bracing adj. strengthening; invigorating..

bromide n. potassium bromide; a platitude or trite saying; a person who is platitudinous and boring..

cadaver n. a dead body, esp. a human body to be dissected; corpse..

conspectus n. a general or comprehensive view; survey; a digest; summary; résumé..

cumshaw n. present, gratuity; also: bribe, payoff..

debouch v.i., n. to  march  out (as from a wood, defile, or other narrow or confined spot) into the open..

denouement n. the final resolution of the intricacies of a plot, as of a drama or novel; the outcome or resolution..

diablerie n., pl. Sorcery; also, reckless mischief; deviltry..

evince v.t. to show clearly; make evident or manifest; prove; to reveal the possession of (a quality, trait, etc.)..

farrago n. a confused mixture; hodgepodge; medley..

forfend v.t. to defend, secure, or protect; to fend off, avert, or prevent..

gallimaufry n. a hodgepodge; jumble; confused medley; a ragout or hash..

gam n., v. a social meeting, visit, or the like; to converse with one another for social purposes; to spend or pass (as time) talking..

inanition n. exhaustion from lack of nourishment; also, emptiness..

incinerate v.t. to burn or reduce to ashes; cremate..

infrangible adj. that cannot be broken or separated; unbreakable; that cannot be infringed or violated; inviolable..

inveterate adj. settled or confirmed in a habit, practice, feeling; firmly established by long continuance, as a disease, habit, practice, feeling, etc.; chronic..

kudos n. (used with a sing. v.) honor; glory; acclaim..

lucubration n. laborious work, study, thought, etc., esp. at night..

mélange n., a mixture; medley..

militate v.i., to have a substantial effect; weigh heavily; to have force or influence..

minutia n. Usually, minutiae. precise details; small or trifling matters..

parol n. (Law) oral communication..

peculation n. embezzlement..

preponderate v.i. to exceed something else in weight; be the heavier; to be superior in power, force, influence..

qui vive n. alert, lookout..

 


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