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allegory
a story in which people, things, and happengings have a hidden or symbolic meaning
broach
to bring up for duscussion
carte blanche
full authority
enroach
to trespass or intrude, especially in a gradual, or sneaking way
fractious
hard to manage;unruly;rebellious
gauche
to become crooked, warped, lacking grace, especially social grace;awkward
hiatus
a break where a part is missing or lost, as in a manuscript;gap in a sequence
incorrigible
cannot be corrected, improved, or reformed
libertine
in ancient Rome, a person who had been freed from slavery
marauder
person who roves in search of plunder
misanthropy
hatred or distrust of all people
nemesis
one who imposes retribution
odious
arousing of deserving hatred or loathing;disgusting;offensive
pommel
the round knob on the end of the hilt of some swords
quaff
to overindulge, to drink deeply in a hearty or thirsty way
redolent
sweet-smelling;fragrant
sordid
dirty;filthy;squalid;wretched
turbid
muddy or cloudy from having the sedimant stirred up
verbiage
an exess of words beyond those needed to express concisely what is meant;wordiness
diffidence
to distrust, lack of cinfidence in oneself, marked by a hesitancy to assert oneself;shyness