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Collusion
secret agreement or cooperation
Convivial
festive, sociable, having fun together, genial
Countermand
to cancel or reverse one order or command with another that is contrary to the first
Coup
a highly successful stroke, masterstroke, tour de force, act, plan, or stratagem; a sudden takeover of power or leadership
Credence
belief, mental acceptance
Cynosure
the center of attraction, attention, or interest; something that serves to guide or direct
Decorous
well behaved, dignified, socially proper
Decry
to condemn, express strong disapproval; to officially depreciate
Demur
to object or take exception to; an objection
Desiccated
thoroughly dried out; divested of spirit or vitality; arid and uninteresting
Eclectic
drawn from different sources; one whose beliefs are drawn from various sources
Effrontery
shameless boldness, impudence
Embellish
to decorate, adorn, touch up; to improve by adding details
Emulate
to imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model
Epicurean
devoted to the pursuit of pleasure; a person with discriminating tastes
Eschew
to avoid, sun, keep away from
Ethereal
light, airy, delicate; highly refined
improvident
not thrifty, failing to plan ahead
incumbent
required; one who holds specific office at a certain time
inexorable
inflexible, relentless
irrefutable
impossible to disprove, indisputable
laconic
concise, terse
ludicrous
ridiculous, risible
luminous
emitting or reflecting light
macabre
grisly, gruesome, horrible