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abstruse
(adj.) difficult to understand
affront
(n.) an intentional insult
(v.) to insult
canard
(n.) a false rumor
captious
(adj.) given to petty critisism, faultfinding, carping
cognizant
(adj.) aware, conscious
contrite
(adj.) regretful, remorseful
cynosure
(n.) the center of attention
decorous
(adj.) dignified socially proper
deign
(v.) to condescend
desiccated
(adj.) throughly dried out
efficacy
(n.) effectiveness, potency
engender
(v.) to bring into existence
ethereal
(adj.) light, airy
facade
(n.) the front or face of the building; mask, pretense
ghoulish
(adj.) revolting in an unnatural or morbid way
incongruous
(adj.) not in keeping, discordant
machination
(n.) an evil plot, scheme
mesmerize
(v.) to hypnotize
opprobrium
(n.) disgrace arising from shameful conduct
putative
(adj.) generally regarded as such