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protean
readily assuming different forms or characters; extremely variable, versatile
protean
readily assuming different forms or characters; extremely variable, versatile
ken
knowledge, understanding, or cognizance; mental perception
kiosk
a small structure having one or more sides open, used as a newsstand, refreshment stand, bandstand, etc
ken
knowledge, understanding, or cognizance; mental perception
draconian
rigorous; unusually severe or cruel
stalwart
strong and brave
kiosk
a small structure having one or more sides open, used as a newsstand, refreshment stand, bandstand, etc
stentorian
very loud or powerful in sound
draconian
rigorous; unusually severe or cruel
sub rosa
confidentially; secretly; privately
nefarious
extremely wicked or villainous
stalwart
strong and brave
decorous
characterized by dignified propriety in conduct, manners, appearance, character
stentorian
very loud or powerful in sound
de facto
in fact; in reality
sub rosa
confidentially; secretly; privately
nefarious
extremely wicked or villainous
decorous
characterized by dignified propriety in conduct, manners, appearance, character
de facto
in fact; in reality
de jure
by right; according to law
apprise
to give notice to; inform; advise
appraise
to estimate the monetary value of
anachronism
something or someone that is not in its correct historical or chronological time
gelid
very cold; icy
Gordian knot
was to be undone only by the person who was to rule Asia, and that was cut, rather than untied, by Alexander the Great.
glean
to gather slowly and laboriously, bit by bit
preclude
to prevent the presence, existence, or occurrence of
apogee
the highest or most distant point
bellwether
a person or thing that assumes the leadership or forefront, as of a profession or industry
aplomb
imperturbable self-possession, poise, or assurance
exacerbate
to increase the severity, bitterness, or violence of
iniquity
gross injustice or wickedness
penultimate
next to the last
harangue
a scolding or a long or intense verbal attack
nepotism
patronage bestowed or favoritism shown on the basis of family relationship
contingent
dependent for existence, occurrence, character, etc., on something not yet certain
circadian
noting or pertaining to rhythmic biological cycles recurring at approximately 24-hour intervals