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addle
confuse
ado
trouble (fuss)
alms
assistance to poor
amicus curiae
friend of the court
amulet
a charm
aperture
opening, gap
argonaut
adventurer
arson
crime of setting fire
askew
crooked
avant-garde
vanguard
barrister
British lawyer
bauble
trinket
bete noire
something hateful
bevy
group (flock)
bilk
to cheat
blithe
cheerful
bon mot
bright SAYING
calliope
musical instrument
careen
toss from side to side
chary
cautious
coiffure
hairdo
coup de grace
finishing stroke
cul-de-sac
blind alley
cyclopean
huge and rough
denouement
outcome of a story
deus ex machina
changes course of events
demarche
line of action
eclat
brilliant success
elan
vigor
embezzle
misappropriate $
entrepreneur
organizer, manager
extradition
transfer of a fugitive
fait accompli
completed deed
fin de siecle
end of the century
gauche
clumsy
gorgon
ugly woman
habeas corpus
court order appearance
harpy
scolding woman
homeric
grand
immaterial
unimportant
impasse
deadlock, stalemate
incarcerate
place in jail
indeterminate
indefinite
ingenue
actress in "young" role
jejune
uninteresting, dull
junta
political faction
laissez-faire
hands off
larceny
theft
libidinous
LEWD
licentious
morally unrestrained
litigious
quarrelsome
malaise
feeling of uneasiness
melange
mixture
mercurial
volatile (the element mercury)
meretricious
flashy, cheap
minatory
threatening
miscreant
villain
mot juste
right WORD
mutable
inconstant
myrmidion
slavish follower
nabob
rich man
niggardly
stingy
non compos mentis
insane
non sequitur
out of place remark
nonchalant
indifferent
noxious
unwholesome
obdurate
hardhearted
obtuse
slow to understand
officious
meddlesome
omniscient
knowing all things
antean
extraordinarily strong
onus
responsibility
oracular
ambiguous (obscure, ominous)
paean
exultant outburst(?)
pendantic
stressing trivial points
paean
exultant outburst(?)
perpetrator
commits an offense
pertinacious
stubborn
plagiarism
false authorship
plutonian
GRIM and UNPLEASING
pontifical
ornate
pretentious
showy
probation
period of testing
prolix
wordy
Promethean
(boldly) original
puerile
childish
pusillanimous
cowardly
quiescent
in repose, dormant
recalcitrant
UNRULY
repartee
wit
restive
restless
ribald
irreverant, vulgar
sangfroid
composure
sardonic
sarcastic
sedulous
diligent
sine qua non
absolute requirement
sleazy
of poor quality
stygian
GLOOMY and DARK
supercilious
haughty
terpsichorean
dancing
tete-a-tete
conversation for two
thespian
actor
tour de force
skillful performance
vignette
colorful anecdote
voluptuous
sensuous
Acrid
bitter, sharp
a cappella
no instrument accompaniment
ad hoc
temporary
bon vivant
one who enjoys good food
de facto
actual
gemütlich
cheerful (sense of well being)
leitmotf
recurring musical phrase
nolo contendere
no defense
par excellence
outstanding
parvenu
upstart, newly rich
pièce de résistance
chief dish
postprandial
after dinner
quid pro quo
something in return for another
qui vive
alert (who goes there?)
savoir faire
tact
sub rosa
secretly
vis-à-vis
in reference to