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Apoplexy

A sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to a lack of oxygen in the brain

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Canon

Conforming to orthodox or recognized views

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Debonnaire

Courteous, gracious, and having a sophisticated charm

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Effrontery

Shameless boldness

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Epigram

A witty saying

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Expurgation

The deletion of objectionable parts from a literary work

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Farce

A comes characterized by broad satire and improbable situations

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Gorgon

Any of the three winged sister monsters and the mortal medusa

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Inversion

The reversal of the normal order of things

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Machination

A crafty and involved plot to achieve sinister ends

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Neogolism

A newly coined word or expression

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Profligate

Recklessly wasteful

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Quixotic

Not sensible about practical matters

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Tutelage

Protection of or authority over someone or something

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Advection

The horizontal transfer of heat or other atmospheric properties

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Alacrity

Promptness or eager and speedy readiness

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Bombast

Pompous or pretentious talk or writing

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Choler

Anger

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Cuckold

Husband who's wife has been unfaithful

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Cudgel

Short, heavy club

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Dotage

Old age

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Epithet

An abusive insulting word or phrase

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Fulsome

Unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech

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Hie

To go in a hurry

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Laconic

Brief and to the point

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Lascivious

Arousing sexual desire

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Lechery

Unrestrained indulgence in sexual activity

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Mountebank

Somebody who deceives other people

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Nuptial

Relating to marriage/mating of animals

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Obsequious

Excessively eager to please/ obey

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Strumpet

Harlot, mull, trull, trollop, prostitute

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Wanton

Lewd woman

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Requite

Pay back