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disheveled
to let hang or fall loosely in disorder : make untidy
inquire
gorgeous show : POMP, GLORY
invincible
incapable of being defeated, overcome, or subdued
punchinello
a short, stout, comical lookin
scullions
a kitchen helper
collaborate
to work with others (as in writing a book)
instrument
a measuring device for finding out the present value of a quantity under observation b : an electrical or mechanical device used in navigating an airplane; especially : such a device used as the only way of navigating2 : a way of getting something done
parried
to turn aside skillfully : DEFLECT
confection
a fancy dish or sweet [Middle English confectioun "mixture, candy", from early French confection "mixture", derived from
disillusionments
to free from mistaken beliefs or foolish hopes
colonnade
an evenly spaced row of columns usually supporting the base of a roof structure
skewered
to fasten or pierce with or as if with a skewer
inspiration
a divine influence or action on a person believed to qualify him or her to receive and communicate sacred revelation b : the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions c : the act of influencing or suggesting opinions
rancor
deep hatred
proscenium noun
1. the part of a stage in front of the curtain 2.: the wall containing the arch that frames the stage
palpitate
to beat rapidly and strongly : THROB QUIVER
rhapsodize
to speak or write with great praise
doublet
1.a close-fitting jacket worn by men of western Europe chiefly in the 16th century 2. one of two similar or identical things
multitude
mean a large number of individuals. MULTITUDE usually suggests a truly great number
absolutely
in an absolute way : completely or definitely
macaroons
a cookie or small cake made of egg whites, sugar, and ground almonds or coconut
navigate
to direct one's course in a ship or aircraft b : to control the course of : STEER
paunch
1 : the belly together with its contents 2. Potbelly
platitude
an obvious, stale, or shallow remark
triumph
the joy of victory or success 3 a) a military victory or conquest b) any great success
proboscis
a long flexible snout; especially : the trunk of an elephant
serenade
music as sung or played outdoors at night for a woman
candelabra
a candlestick that has several branches for holding candles
exaggerate
to enlarge a fact or statement beyond what is actual or true
transgressions
: an act, process, or example of transgressing
mountebank
a person who peddles fake medicines (as at fairs and carnivals) by trickery 2 : a boastful dishonest pretender
furtively
done in a sneaky or sly manner
callous
feeling no sympathy for others : UNFEELING
patron
a person chosen as a special guardian or supporter
discreetly
having or showing good judgment especially in conduct or speech
vain
a person who buys the goods or uses the services offered (as by a business)
marrow
a soft tissue rich in fat and blood vessels that fills the cavities of most bones 2 : the innermost, best, or essential part : CORE
cultivate
to improve or develop by careful attention, training, or study : devote time and thought to
tableau
a scene or event shown by a group of persons in costume who remain silent and motionless
cavalier
1. noun. a brave and courteous gentleman [from early French cavalier "cavalier", from early Italian cavaliere (same meaning), derived from Latin caballarius "horseman", from earlier caballus "horse" 2. verb a.lighthearted and charming in manner b.tending to disregard the rights or feelings of others
groveling
to creep or lie face down on the ground (as in fear) 2 : to degrade oneself by behaving like a fearful slave
soubrette
A saucy, coquettish, intriguing maidservant in comedies or comic opera. b. An actress or a singer taking such a part. 2. A young woman regarded as flirtatious or frivolous.
surnames
last name
quarrel
an angry difference of opinion : DISPUTE
entrails
internal organs : VISCERA; especially : the part of the digestive system composed of the intestines
truculent
ready and willing to fight or quarrel
buffoons
1Clown, fool
engender
1 : to reproduce offspring 2 : to be the source or cause of : PRODUCE
stentorian
very loud
tummult
1. : UPROAR 2. great confusion of mind
splendors
great brightness : BRILLIANCE
consternation
amazement, alarm, or disappointment that makes one feel helpless or confused