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aegis
protection, sponsorship
coruscate
to sparkle, to give forth flashes of light
quintessence
a thing in its purest and most concentrated form
nepotism
the practice of doling out favors based on blood relationships
rue
"to regret" or "to repent"
ephermal
short-lived
sub rosa
"privately, confidentially, in secret"
recondite
not easily understood, abstruse, obscure
pogrom
an organized massacre of defenseless people
poignant
"to sting", painfully moving
anachronism
a person or thing which is chronologically out of palce
poltergeist
a noisy, mischevious ghost held responsible for unexplained rappings
histrionic
artificial in behavior or speech
bellwether
leading, a leader
banal
devoid of freshness or originality
exude
to ooze out, to display abundantly
catholic
broad in sympathetic tastes or interests
pontiff
the pope, the spiritual leader of the catholic church
brogue
an Irish dialect
idiosyncracy
a psychological characteristiac peculiar to an individual