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acumen
quickness of judgement, keenness of insight; acuity
adjudicate
to act as a judge, settle legally
anachronism
chronological misplacing of events; time error
apocryphal
doubtful or questionable authenticity
disparity
difference in rank, inequity in amount, unlikeness; discrepency
dissimulate
to hide or disguise one's true thoughts, feelings, or intentions
empirical
derived from, dependant upon, or guided by practical expeirience, observation, or experiment, rather than by theory
flamboyant
highly elaborate; vividly colored; strikingly brilliant
fulsome
offensively insincere, disgusting, sickening
immolate
to kill as sacrifice, especially by fire
imperceptible
extreamly slight, minimal, undectable
lackey
a uniformed male servant, follower, flunky
liaison
the means of communication between groups, someone acting as contact, close relationship, binding agent in cooking
monolithic
characterized by massiveness or solidness
mot juste
the most suitable or exact word or expression
nihilism
a total rejection of existing laws and moral values
patrician
a member of a ruling class, a person of high noble rank; belonging to such a person
propitiate
to make something favorably inclined towards oneself, to satisify or appease
sic
intentionally written so, thus so
sublimate
to redirect the energy of biological impulse into a more acceptable channel