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aficionado
an enthusiasts and usually expert follower or fan

devotee or enthusiast
browbeat
to intimidate by a stern or overbearing manner...

to bully
commensurate
equal in size duration or importance

comparable
diaphanous
very sheer and light, almost completely transparent
emolument
profit derived from an office or position or from employment

a fee or salary
foray
a quick raid, especially for plunder

a venture into some field of endeavor

sally or sortie
genre
a type, class, or variety especially in distinctive category of literary composition, a style of painting in which everyday scenes are realistically depicted
homily
a sermon stressing moral principles, a tedious moral lecture or discourse
immure
to enclose or confine within walls

to imprison

to seclude or isolate
insouciant
blithely indifferent or unconcerned

carefree

happy-go-lucky
matrix
a mold or a surrounding situation or environment
obsequies
funeral rites or ceremonies
panache
a confident and stylish manner, dash
a strikingly elaborate or colorful display
persona
a character in a novel or play

the outward character or role that a person assumes
philippic
a bitter verbal attack
prurient
having lustful desires or interests, tending to arouse sexual desires
sacrosanct
very sacred or holy, inviolable; set apart or immune from questioning or attack
systemic
of or pertaining to the entire body, relating to a system or systems
tendentious
intended to promote a particular point of view

biased or partisan
vicissitude
a change or variation or alteration

successive or changing phases or conditions.