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Errant

AIR-uhnt
1. Wandering; roving, especially in search of adventure.
2. Deviating from an appointed course; straying.
3. Straying from the proper standards (as of truth or propriety).
4. Moving aimlessly or irregularly; as, an errant breeze.
undulant
Resembling waves in form, motion, or occurrence.
presentiment

prih-ZEN-tuh-muhnt
A sense that something will or is about to happen; a premonition.
incarnadine

in-KAR-nuh-dyn
1. Having a fleshy pink color.
2. Red; blood-red.
bowdlerize

BODE-luh-rise; BOWD
transitive verb:
1. To remove or modify the parts (of a book, for example) considered offensive.
2. To modify, as by shortening, simplifying, or distorting in style or content.
coxcomb

KOKS-kohm
noun:
1. obsolete. A cap worn by court jesters; adorned with a strip of red. (Now cockscomb).
2. archaic. The top of the head, or the head itself.
3. Obsolete. A fool.
4. A vain, showy fellow; a conceited, silly man, fond of display; a superficial pretender to knowledge or accomplishments; a dandy; a fop.
uxorious

uk-SOR-ee-us; ug-ZOR
adjective:
Excessively fond of or submissive to a wife.
sunder
to break apart.
interregnum

in-tuhr-REG-nuhm
noun;
plural interregnums \-nuhmz\ or interregna \-nuh\:
1. The interval between two reigns; any period when a state is left without a ruler.
2. A period of freedom from authority or during which government functions are suspended.
3. Any breach of continuity in an order; a lapse or interval in a continuity.
punctilio

punk-TIL-ee-oh
noun:
1. A fine point of exactness in conduct, ceremony, or procedure.
2. Strictness or exactness in the observance of formalities; as, "the punctilios of a public ceremony."
favonian

fuh-VOH-nee-uhn
adjective:
Pertaining to the west wind; soft; mild; gentle.
exegesis

ek-suh-JEE-sis
noun;
Exposition; explanation; especially, a critical explanation of a text.
equanimity

ee-kwuh-NIM-uh-tee; ek-wuh-
noun:
Evenness of mind; calmness; composure; as, "to bear misfortunes with equanimity."
efface

ih-FAYS
transitive verb:
1. To cause to disappear by rubbing out, striking out, etc.; to erase; to render illegible or indiscernible.
2. To destroy, as a mental impression; to wipe out; to eliminate completely.
3. To make (oneself) inconspicuous.
flibbertigibbet

FLIB-ur-tee-jib-it
noun:
A silly, flighty, or scatterbrained person, especially a pert young woman with such qualities.