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aplomb
(n) poise
apogee
(n) point fartherst from the earth; high point
bolus
n, soft mass of chewed food; large pill
comatose
(v)in a sleeplike state
dissipate
spend wastefully, disperse, vanished
fecund
fertile
iconoclastic
given to attacking established beliefs and institutions
incubus
nightmare; burden
longevity
long life
mince
chop finely; choose carefully for a polite effect; (ing)... affectedly dainty
obdurate
stubborn
patina
surface appearance; greenish film
pusillanimous
fainthearted
risible
arousing laughter
sedulous
diligent
sycophantic
servilely flattering
turbid
muddy
accretion
gradual coming together; process of growth by accumulation
bier
stand for coffin
canard
absurd report spread as a hoax
dastardly
cowardly
endemic
restricted to a particular area
feral
beastlike
immolate
kill as a sacrifice
ingrate
ungrateful person
lucent
clear; luminous
mulct
(verb) get money from by fraud
olfactory
(adj)of the sense of smell
perspicacious
astute
remiss
negligent in performing a duty
rococo
(adj) elaborately ornamental
sonic
(adj) sound
sylvan
(adj) wooded
unanimity
(noun) complete agreeement