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1

curate

assistant to vicar, rector, or parish priest (member of clergy)

2

morion

a kind of helmet without beaver or visor, owrn by soldiers in the 15th and 16th centuries

3

dissident

(noun or adj) oppose official policy

4

snollygoster

a clever, unscrupulous person

5

deuteragonist

the actor next in importance to the protagonist

6

blowzy

(adj) 1. having a coarse, ruddy complexion 2. disheveled in appearance; unkempt

7

sallow

of sickly, yellowish color (adj or verb)

8

parageusia

an abnormal or hallucinatory sense of taste

9

tawdry

cheap, gaudy

10

fatuitous

complacently stupid; foolish

11

quadrille

a square dance for four couples

12

inanity

lack of sense, significance or ideas; silliness; shallowness; superficiality; empty, void

13

frisson

a sudden, passing sensation of excitement; a shudder of emotion; thrill

14

valetudinarian

a person who is unduly anxious about their health

15

nostrum

a medicine, esp on that is not considered effective, prepared by an unqualified person

16

echt

real; authentic; genuine

17

cull

to gather the choice things or parts from

18

idem

(pronoun) the same as previously given or mentioned

19

abase

to reduce or lower (rank, office, reputation, estimation)

20

subsume

include or absorb

21

sardonic

grimly mocking or cynical

22

asperity

rough, harsh (tone, temper, manner); sharpness of tone; hardship

23

riposte

a quick, shart return in speech or action; counterstroke (from fencing term)

24

pulchritude

physical beauty; comeliness

25

grandiloquent

speaking or expressed in a lofty style, often to the point of being pompous or bombastic

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preprandial

done or taken before dinner (formal or humorous?)

27

prolix

long and wordy; extended to great, unnecessary, or tedious length

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lachrymose

tearful or given to weeping

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abattoir

slaughterhouse

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adroit

skillful