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1 Aficionado (n) An enthusiastic and usually expert follower or fan devotee, enthusiast*affection for something

2 Browbeat (v) To intimidate by a stern or overbearing manner; to bully cow, coerce*bully beats someone

3 Commensurate (adj) Equal in size, extent, duration, or importance; proportionate; measurable by the same standards comparable, corresponding, coordinate *co: together

4 Diaphanous (adj) Very sheer and light; almost completely transparent translucent, gossamer ***cellophane –see through, too

5 Emolument (n) Profit derived from an office or position or from employment; a fee or salary pay, wages, compensation *** for employment

6 Foray (n) A quick raid, especially for plunder; a venture into some field of endeavor Sortie*foraid

7 Genre (n) A type, class, or variety, especially a distinctive category of literary composition species, sort, school*genus

8 Homily (n) A sermon stressing moral principals ***holy homily

9 Immure (v) To enclose or confine within walls; to imprison; to seclude or isolate Incarcerate*imprison

10 Insouciant (adj) Blithely indifferent or unconcerned; carefree; happy -go –lucky *indifferent

11 Matrix (n) A mold; the surrounding situation or environment pattern, model*matrix movie

12 Obsequies (n) Funeral rights or ceremonies last rites, funeral services

13 Panache (n) Confident and stylish manner, dash; a strikingly elaborate or colorful display style, verve

14 Persona (n) A character in a novel or play; the outward character or role that a person assumes personality, image, role*person

15 Philippic (n) A bitter verbal attack tirade, diatribe**flip out

16 Prurient (adj) Having lustful desires or interests; tending to arouse sexual desires lascivious, salacious, lewd *pru – rude, lewd Sex,sex,sex...

17 Sacrosanct (adj) Very sacred or holy; inviolable; set apart or immune from questioning*sacrament

18 Systemic (adj) Of or pertaining to the entire body; relating to a system or systems extensive, comprehensive, system-wide *systems

19 Tendentious (adj) Intended to promote a particular point of view, doctrine or cause; biased or partisan partial *tendency toward a certain viewpoint

20 Vicissitude (n) A change or variation fluctuation, vacillation*vacillate


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