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Abeyance
(N)A state of being temporarily inactive, suspended, or set aside
Ambivalent
(ADJ) having opposite and conmflicting feelings about someone or something
Beleaguer
(V) to set upon from all sides; to surround with an army; to trouble, harass
Carte Blanche
(N) Full freedom or authority to act at one's own discretion
Cataclysm
(N) A sudden, violent, or devastating upheaval; a surging flood, deluge
Debauch
(V) to corrupt morally, seduce; to indulge in dissipation
(N) An act or occasion of dissipation or vice
éclat
(N) Dazzling or conspicuous success or acclaim, great brilliance (of performance or achievement)
Fastidious
(ADJ) overly demanding or hard to please; excessively careful in regard to details; easily disgusted
Opt
(V) to make a choice or decision
Gambol
(V) to jump or skip about playfully
Imbue
(V)To soak or stain thoroughly; to fill in mind
Inchoate
(ADJ) just beginning; not fully shaped or formed
Lampoon
(N) a malicious satire
(V) to satirize ridicule
Malleable
(ADJ)capable of being formed into different shapes; capable of being altered,adapted, or influenced
Nemesis
(N) an agent or force inflicting vengeance or punishment; retribution itself; an unbeatable rival
Philistine
(ADJ) lacking in, hostile to, or smugly indifferent to cultural and artistic values or refinements
(N)such a person
Picaresque
(ADJ)involving or characteristic of clever rogues or adventurers
Queasy
(ADJ)nauseated or uneasy; causing nausea or uneasiness; troubled
Refractory
(ADJ)stubborn; hard or difficult to manage; not responsive to treatment or cure
Savoir-faire
(N)the ability to say and do the right thing in any situation;social competence