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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: The quality of being brief in duration.

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: A circle of people who associate with one another.

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 pale yellow oily liquid, containing phenols and similar compounds, obtained by the destructive distillation of wood tar, once used medicinally.

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 property; a ship abandoned at sea.

detritus: pieces of rock broken off by ice, glacier, or erosion.

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: Want of array or regular order; disorder; confusion.

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

effulgence: A state of being bright and radiant, splendor, brilliance.

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: An oration to honor a deceased person, usually at a funeral.

exigency: An urgent situation.

exodus: A sudden departure of a large number of people.

facade: The face of a building, especially the front.

fiat: An authoritative command or order to do something; an effectual decree.

figment: An invention (either physical or figurative).

flotsam: Debris floating in a river or sea, in particular fragments from a shipwreck.

foible: A quirk, idiosyncrasy, or mannerism; unusual habit or way (usage is typically plural), that is slightly strange or silly.

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 takes more time than is necessary

largess: Generosity in the giving of gifts or money.

lavation: Formal or literary the act or process of washing

litany: A ritual liturgical prayer in which a series of prayers recited by a leader are alternated with responses from the congregation.

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