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risque
verging on impropriety or indecency
epitaph
an inscription on a tomb or grave
esprit de corps
common spirit existing in the members of a group and inspiring enthusiasm and strong regard for the honor of the group
guru
a personal religious teacher and spiritual guide in hinduism
abecedarian
one learning the rudiments (fundamentals) of something
esoteric
relating to knowledge that is restricted to a saml group
masticate
to chew
lampoon
a harsh satire usually directed against an individual
antrhopic
relating to human beings
pathos
sympathetic pity
extirpate
to uproot
colossal
huge; gigantic
seraphim
a celestrial being having 3 pairs of wings
debonair
suave; urband; sophisticated and self-confident
visage
the face (espeically of human beings)
de rigueur
proper; fashionable; that which is required by custom or fashion
raison d'etre
reason for being; justification for existence
quintessential
the most typical example; the best of a kind
penchant
a strong learning or inclinatino towards something
hubris
excessive pride, to the point of being insolent
catharsis
a mental cleansing of emotion and tension trhough art
agape
love in its most perfect and unslefish sense
eros
sensual love, like that between husband and wife
ethos
the distingushing character, sentiment, moral nature or guiding beliefs of a group or culture
danse macabre
dance of death
antithesis
contrast of ideas by means of parallel arrangements of words, clauses, or sentences
coup de grace
1. a death blow, one delivered mercifully to end suffering
2. and finished or decisive stroke
bodacious
remarkable, notworthy, unmistakable
chicanery
deception; trikery
chicanery
relying only on observation without regard for system or theory