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insouciance
a light-hearted unconcern
dudgeon
ill humor, resentment (in high dudgeon)
castigate
to punish or criticize severely
ephemeral
short lived, transitory
ferret
to find and bring light by searching (ferre out the truth)
mitigate
to make less harsh
parisimony
extreme frugality
patols
a dialect other than the standard; jargon
prerogative
an exclusive or special right of power
redoubtable
arousing dread or fear
remiss
negligent or careless in the performance of work or duty
dottle
the half smoke tobacco at the bottom of the bowl of a pipe
duff
the decaying leaves and pine needle and weeds on the ground in a forest
flews
heavy flaps covered with saliva on the sides of the mounth of a hound or great dane
philtrum
vertical indentation in the space between the upper lip and the nose
schizocarp
winged seedlings of a maple tree
snath
the handle of a scythe
electic
selecting
supercilious
haunghty
vicissitude
changed of fortune
salacious
lecherous
panacea
cure-all
defund
prolific, rich in invention
ululation
howling as a dog or wolf
bathos
dull, commonplace matter or style
sibilant
making a hissing sound
impious
irreverent
vitriolic
sharp, cutting
toady
flatterer
cursory
rapidly performed
prosaic
dull, commonplace
debilitate
to weaken
soporific
tending to cause sleep
bombast
inflated, pretentios language