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kinky
1 having kinks or twists.

2 informal involving or given to unusual sexual behaviour.
stolid
calm, dependable, and showing little emotion or animation.
brandish
wave or flourish (something) as a threat or in anger or excitement.
lull
a temporary period of quiet or inactivity
bereave
(be bereaved) be deprived of a close relation or friend through their death.
crumb
1 a small fragment of bread, cake, or biscuit. 2 the soft inner part of a loaf of bread.
swish
move with a hissing or rushing sound.
proprietor
noun (fem. proprietress) 1 the owner of a business. 2 a holder of property.
commode
a movable piece of furniture shaped like a chair, which has a large pot below or inside it. It is used as a toilet, especially by people who are too ill to be able to walk easily. (mainly BRIT)
urinal
a bowl fixed to the wall of a men's public toilet for men to urinate in.
abreast
abreast of
1 side by side and facing the same way.
2 alongside.
3 (abreast of) up to date with.
a domestic
a person who is paid to come to help with the work that has to be done in a house such as the cleaning, washing, and ironing.
reprieve
1 the cancellation of a punishment. 2 a respite from difficulty or danger
spill the beans
(informal) reveal secret information unintentionally or indiscreetly.
perpetrator
someone who has committed a crime, or a violent or harmful act
The perpetrators of the massacre must be brought to justice as war criminals.
crease
a line or ridge produced on paper, cloth, etc. by folding, pressing, or crushing.
mystique
a fascinating aura of mystery, awe, and power.
rapture
intense pleasure or joy
whoop
a loud cry of joy or excitement.
gleeful
exuberantly or triumphantly joyful
backstop
additional support: somebody or something providing additional support or protection in case somebody or something else fails
etiquette
• noun the code of polite behaviour in a society.

— ORIGIN French, Old French estiquette (see TICKET).
respite
a short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant.
exuberant
lively and cheerful
calibre
1 quality of character or level of ability.

2 the internal diameter of a gun barrel, or the diameter of a bullet or shell.
amenities
a useful or desirable feature of a place