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bijou
jewelry; an ornament or decoration; bauble
calumny
false and malicious statement designed to injure the reputation of someone or something.
charlatan
a person who intentionally deceives; fraud; quack
concierge
a person who has charge of a building's entrance; doorkeeper; janitor
debauch
to corrupt by sensuality; deprave; pervert; inveigle; defile
fiat
a command or oder
gauche
lacking social graces, tactless
gossamer
sheer and light, like cobwebs; translucent
hubris
excessive arrogance, pride, or self confidence, conceit
imprimatur
an official license, approval, or sanction, especially to be published or printed.
insouciant
unconcerned; without a care; carefree; jaunty
juggernaut
a powerful belief, ideology, or institution that draws blind devotion.
ken
a scope of knowledge
macabre
gruesome; grisly; morbid; grim; gory
milieu
surroundings or environment; ambiance
mountebank
a fraud; charlatan; quack
nepenthe
a drug or drink to alleviate one's sorrows or woe
opprobrium
disgrace or dishonor incurred from shameful conduct; infamy; ignominy
paramour
an illicit lover; courtesan; philanderer; debaucher.
phalanx
any group of people grouped closely together for a specific purpose (especially a military one)
philatelist
stamp collector
quotidan
commonplace, everyday, or trivial; occurring or returning daily
raconteur
skillful teller of stories and anecdotes
spelunk
to explore caves (spelunker)
succedaneum
a replacement or substitute
yen
yearning; desire
zeppelin
a flying lighter-than-air-craft; dirigible (khinh khi' ca^`u)