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quietus

(kwy-EE-tus)
1. Final settlement, as of a debt.
2. Removal from activity; especially, death.
originally not quiet but quit
kobold

(KOH-bold)
a haunting spirit, gnome, or goblin (from German folklore).
praxis
1. Exercise or practicing of an art, science, or skill.
2. Customary practice or conduct.
3. Practical application of a theory.
vulnerary
Used or useful in healing a wound.
related to vulnerable, not vulpine
temporize
1 : to act to suit the time or occasion : yield to current or dominant opinion
2 : to draw out discussions or negotiations so as to gain time.
catechresis

(kat-uh-KREE-sis)
*1 : use of the wrong word for the context
2 : use of a forced and especially paradoxical figure of speech
subfusc
Dark or dull in color; drab, dusky.
lamia

(LAY-mee-uh)
a female demon : vampire
amphibology
a sentence or phrase that can be interpreted in more than one way
pelf
Money; riches; gain; -- generally conveying the idea of something ill-gotten.
cant
1. The idioms and peculiarities of speech in any sect, class, or occupation; jargon.
2. The use of pious words without sincerity.
3. Empty, solemn speech, implying what is not felt; insincere talk; hypocrisy.
4. A whining manner of speaking, especially of beggars.
burke
1 : to suppress quietly or indirectly
2 : bypass, avoid
sempiternal
Of never ending duration; having beginning but no end; everlasting; endless.
halcyon
NOUN:
1. A kingfisher.
2. A mythical bird, identified with the kingfisher, that was fabled to nest at sea about the time of the winter solstice
and to calm the waves during incubation.
ADJ:
1. Calm; quiet; peaceful; undisturbed; happy; as, "deep, halcyon repose."
2. Marked by peace and prosperity; as, "halcyon years."
noun (as well as familiar adjective)
homologate
sanction, allow; especially : to approve or confirm officially