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aficionado
(N) an enthusiastic and usually expert follower or fan
browbeat
(V) to intimidate by a stern or overbearing manner; to bully
commensurate
(ADJ) equal in size, extent, duration, or importance; proportionate; measurable by the same standards
diaphanous
(ADJ) very sheer and light; almost completely transparent
emolument
(N) profit derived from an office or position or from employment; a fee or salary
foray
(N) a quick raid, especially for plunder; a venture into some field of endeavor
(v)to make such a raid
genre
(N) a type,class, or variety, especially a distinctive category of literary composition; a style of painting in which everyday scenes are realistically depicted
homily
(N)a sermon stressing moral principles; a tedious moralizing lecture or discourse
immure
(V)to enclsoe or confine within walls; to imprison; to seclude or isolate
insouciant
(ADJ)blithely indifferent or unconcerned; carefree; happy-go-lucky
matrix
(N)a mold;the surrounding situation or environment
obsequies
(N)funeral rites or ceremonies
panache
(N)a confident and stylish manner, sah; a strikingly elaborate or colorful display
persona
(N)a character in a novel or play; the outward character or role that a person assumes
philippic
(N)a bitter verbal attack
prurient
(ADJ) having lustful desires or interests; tending to arouse sexual desire
sacrosanct
(ADJ)very sacred or holy; inviolable;set apart or immune from questioning or attack
systemic
(ADJ)of or pertaining to the entire body; relating to a system or systems
tendentious
(ADJ)intended to promote a particular point of view,doctrine,or cause; biased or partisan
vicissitude
(N)a change, variation, or alteration
(PL)successive or changing phases or conditions