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peremptory
expressive of urgency or command
oculist
opthalmologist
contiguous
adjacent
ectoplasm
substance held to produce materialization of spirit
hauteur
arrogance, haughtiness
Great War
Word War I (1914-1918)
Morgan
family of financiers, of whom the most famous was J.P. Morgan (1837-1913)
innuendo
hint, insinuation
vinous
relating to wine
subterfuges
deceptions
punctilious
careful
anteroom
outer room
somnambulatory
as if sleepwalking
denizen
one that frequents a place
Joe Frisco
celebrated comedian of the 1920's
Gilda Grey
a well-known actress of the 1920's
rent asunder
torn apart
bucks
bigot's synonym for young black men
victoria
horse-drawn carriage
Herman "Rosy" Rosenthal & Charles Becker
well-known criminals of the 1920's
"The Sheik of Araby"
a popular song first published in 1921
postern
private or side entrance
pompadour
man's style of hairdressing
nebulous
indistinct, vague
meretricious
falsely attractive
conceits
fanciful ideas
debauchee
dissipated person
dilatory
inclined to delay; slow or late in doing things
Madame de Maintenon (1635-1719)
2nd wife of King Louis 14th of France
caravansary
in the Orient, a kind of inn where caravans stop for the night
magnanimous
generous in overlooking injury or insult
expostulation
objecting to a person's actions or intentions
truculent
fierce, cruel, savage
redolent
smelling [of]
garrulous
talkative
fortuitously
by chance; accidentally
corrugated
furrowed
adventitious
accidental
pasquinade
satire posted in a public place
ulster
long, heavy overcoat
bulbous
shaped like a bulb or bulbs
inquisitions
investigations
pandered
provided the gratification of another's needs
commensurate
corresponding in extent or degree
James J. Hill (1838-1916)
American railroad builder