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acclamation
A shout of approbation, favor, or assent; eager expression of approval; loud applause.
acuity
Sharpness or acuteness, as of a needle, wit, etc.
agnostic
A person who holds to a form of agnosticism, especially uncertainty of the existence of a deity.
ambuscade
An ambush; a trap laid for an enemy.
animadversion
A criticism, a critical remark.
apothecary
A person who makes and provides/sells drugs and/or medicines.
asperity
Something that is harsh and hard to endure.
automaton
A machine or robot designed to follow a precise sequence of instructions.
avarice
Excessive or inordinate desire of gain; greediness after wealth; covetousness; cupidity.
badinage
Playful raillery; banter.
bastion
a well-fortified position; a stronghold or citadel
beadle
a parish constable, a uniformed minor (lay) official, who ushers and keeps order
benefactor
Somebody who gives one a gift (normally refers to a person who gives to a charity).
brevity
Succinctness; conciseness.
cabal
A usually secret exclusive organization of individuals gathered for a nefarious purpose.
cacophony
A mix of discordant sounds; dissonance.
celerity
Speed.
charlatan
A malicious trickster; a fake person, especially one who deceives for personal profit.
chattel
Tangible, movable property.
chicanery
Deception by use of trickery, quibbling, or subterfuge.
collusion
A secret agreement for an illegal purpose; conspiracy.
complicity
The state of being complicit; involvement as a partner or accomplice, especially in a crime or other wrongdoing.
concord
A state of agreement; harmony; union.
coterie
An exclusive group of people, who associate closely for a common purpose; a clique.
counterpart
Either of two parts that fit together, or complement one another.
credence
Acceptance of a belief or claim as true, especially on the basis of evidence.
creosote
A similar brown liquid obtained from coal tar used as a wood preservative.
dado
The section of a pedestal above the base.
declivity
the downward slope of a hill
demagogue
An orator or leader who gains favor by exciting the passions and prejudices of the audience.
derelict
Abandoned, forsaken; (of ship) abandoned at sea; dilapidated, neglected.
detritus
Organic waste material from decomposing dead plants or animals.
diatribe
An abusive, bitter denunciation.
dilettante
An amateur, someone who dabbles in a field out of casual interest rather than as a profession or serious interest.
disarray
To throw into disorder; to break the array of.
echelon
A level or rank in an organization, profession, or society.
effigy
a dummy or other crude representation of a person, group or object that is hated.
effrontery
insolent and shameless audacity
encomium
Warm praise, especially a formal expression of such praise; a tribute.
entailment
The act of entailing, the state of being entailed, or something that is entailed.
equity
ownership, especially in terms of net monetary value of some business.
estuary
Coastal water body where ocean tides and river water merge.
eulogy
Speaking highly of someone; the act of praising or commending someone.
exigency
An urgent situation.
exodus
A sudden departure of a large number of people.
facade
A deceptive outward appearance.
fiat
An authoritative command or order to do something; an effectual decree.
figment
A construction (either physical or figurative).
flotsam
Debris floating in a river or sea, in particular fragments from a shipwreck.
foible
A weakness or failing of character.
gambit
An opening in chess, in which a minor piece (often a pawn) is sacrificed to gain an advantage.
glissando
A musical term that refers to either a continuous sliding one pitch to another (or "true" glissando), or an incidental scale played while moving from one melodic note to another (or "effective" glissando).
hedonism
The belief that pleasure or happiness is the highest good in life. Some hedonists, such as the Epicureans, have insisted that pleasure of the entire mind, not just pleasure of the senses, is the highest good.
iconoclast
One who destroys religious images or icons, especially an opponent of the Orthodox Church in the 8th and 9th centuries, or a Puritan during the European Reformation.
increment
The action of increasing or becoming greater.
indictment
an official written accusation on behalf of the government for a serious offence; a document outlining serious charges of an accused.
ingot
A solid block of more or less pure metal, often but not necessarily bricklike in shape and trapezoidal in cross-section, the result of pouring out and cooling molten metal, often immediately after smelting from raw ore or alloying from constituents.
jargon
Language characteristic of a particular group.
juggernaut
A literal or metaphorical force or object regarded as unstoppable, that will crush all in its path.
laggard
Someone who lags behind
largess
Generosity in the giving of gifts or money.
lavation
to wash
litany
A ritual liturgical prayer in which a series of prayers recited by a leader are alternated with responses from the congregation.