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acumen
keenness of the mind; shrewdness
apotheosis
1. the elevation of a person of thing to divine status
2. the highest point or best example
askew
turned or twisted to one side; out of line
chasten
to correct or improve by disciplining; to cause to be more careful or restrained
demarcation
1. the act or process of setting a boundary; the boundary itself
2. separation; distinction
dictum
a statement or pronoucement
erstwhile
of an earlier time; former
forte
an activity at whicha person excels
habitue
a person who regularly goes to a particular place
nonplus
to cause to be at a loss as to what to say or do
peripatetic
of or relating to going from place to place, especially on foot
prodigal
one who spends lavishly or wastefully
sycophant
one who uses flattery to win favor or to ingratiate him or herself
vacuous
lacking intelligance or ideas; intelllectual emptiness
wraith
a shadowy or ghostlike figure
apposite
highly relevant; apt
calumny
a false accusation meant to hurt someone's reputation; slander
domain
1. an area or territory over which control is exercised
2. a field of activity, knowledge, or concern
dorsal
of, on, or near the back
enervate
to lessen the vigor or strength of; to enfeeble
epicure
one with discriminating taste, especially but not exclusively relating to food and drink
exculpate
to clear from alleged guilt or fault
heterogeneous
differing in kind or parts; varied
infinitesimal
extremely small in size or quantity
lateral
of, at, from, or towards the side
primeval
of or relating to the earliest ages; primitive
quintessence
the best or most typical example
serrated
having a saw-toothed or notched edge
veritable
being, in fact, the thing named or described; literally so. Often used to emphasize the aptness of a metaphor
viviparous
producing living young instead of eggs, in the manner of most mammals and some reptiles and fish