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demagogue
n. a manipulative leader who obtains power by appealing to emotions or prejudices
amulet
n. object worn to ward off evil
bane
n. a curse; something that destroys or ruins
beneficent
adj. kind; doing good
cauldron
n. large kettle or pot
candor
n. frankness; straightforwardness
conflagration
n. a raging fire
deprecate
v. to express disapproval; to belittle
obfuscate
v. to confuse; to darken
exemplary
adj. worth imitating, commendable
proffer
v. to offer for acceptance; to tender
patois
n. a regional dialect especially one without a literary tradition
rout (v)
v. to put to disorderly flight; to defeat overwhelmingly
rout (n)
n. a disorderly retreat; an overwhelming defeat; a fashionable gathering; public disturbance
paucity
n. smallness of number or quantity; scarcity, dearth
élan
n. a distinctive style or flair
weal
n. well-being; prosperity; the general good
verisimilitude
n. the appearance of being true or real
matriculate
v. to enter college or university
bagatelle
n. an insignificant thing; a short piece of verse or music
daunt
v. to intimidate, to discourage
nexus
n. a connection, link, or tie
mendicancy
n. beggary; extreme poverty
recondite
adj. hard to understand; unclear, hidden
mendacity
n. untruthfulness
ecumenical
adj. universal; concerned with establishing or promoting unity of churches or religions
ferret
v. to search
denizen
n. inhabitant
prosaic
adj. dull, ordinary, lacking distincition and originality
portentous
adj. ominous; signifying bad things to come
lugubrious
adj. mournful or gloomy to an exaggerated degree
disconsolate
adj. inconsolable, cheerless
bliss
n. perfect happiness
lackey
n. slavish follower
sanguine
adj. cheerful, optimistic, hopeful
melancholy
adj. sad, gloomy
gala
adj. marked by festivity
antithesis
n. the direct opposite
malodorous
adj. stinking, ill-smelling
harlequin
n. buffoon, clown
malevolent
adj. evil