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capacious
(adj) able to contain much
trammel
(n) something that impedes activity, progress or freedom; (v) to hamper
busker
(n) a street musician of performer
sybarite
(n) a person devoted to luxury and pleasure
deride
(v) to laugh at with contempt
cavil
(v) to raise trivial objections; (n) a trivial objection
farrago
(adj) an assortment, a medley
demagogue
(n) a leader who obtains power by means of appeals to the emotions and prejudices of the populace
quaff
(v) to drink with relish
hirsute
(adj) covered with hair or bristles
tenebrous
(adj) dark, gloomy
ostentation
(n) excessive or pretentious display
officious
(adj) meddlesome
afflatus
(n) a divine inspiration
quorum
(n) such a number of the officers or members of any body as is legally competent to transact business
hauteur
(n) haughtiness, arrogance
xenophobia
(n) fear or hatred of what is strange or foreign
bacchanalia
(n) a revel
immure
(v) to enclose within or as if within walls
deliquesce
(v) to melt away or become liquid
capitulate
(v) to surrender under agreed conditions
adventitious
(adj) added extrinsically, not essentially inherent
modicum
(adj) a small or token amount
fetid
(adj) stinking
gimcrack
(n) a showy but useless or worthless object
banal
(adj) commonplace, trivial
halcyon
(adj) peaceful, undisturbed, happy
adamant
(adj) not susceptible to persuasion, unyielding
jocund
(adj) light-hearted, mirthful
segue
(v) to proceed without iinterruption