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1

vamoose

to leave quickly

2

scimitar

a curved, single-edged sword.

3

mea culpa

through my fault;
my fault (used as an acknowledgment of one's responsibility

4

demarcation

the determining and marking off of the boundaries of something.

5

beleaguered

to surround and attack with military forces:
The city was beleaguered for days by the enemy.
to give trouble or difficulties to;
harass:
the beleaguered taxpayers.

6

beatify

(in the Roman Catholic Church) to declare (a dead person) to be among the blessed and entitled to specific religious honor:

7

raucous

harsh;
rough;
unpleasant in sound;
strident:
raucous laughter.
disorderly:
a raucous party.

8

panatella

a long cigar

9

epiphyllum

any of several mostly epiphytic cacti of the genus Epiphyllum, native to tropical America, having large, fragrant white flowers.

10

flense

to strip the skin

11

leer

to look with a sideways glance, esp. one suggesting sexual interest.

n. [countable]
a sly look, or one that suggests sexual interest.

12

proscenium

the arch that separates a stage from the auditorium.

13

paroxysm

any sudden, violent, or uncontrolled outburst, as of action or emotion:
paroxysms of laughter.
Pathologya severe attack, or a sudden increase in the intensity, of a disease.

14

deluge

a drenching rain;
downpour

15

Coeval

adj.
of the same age, date, or duration; equally old:
Analysis has proved that this manuscript is coeval with that one.
coincident:
Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo were only approximately coeval.

16

Rumpus

a noisy or violent disturbance;
commotion;
uproar:
There was a terrible rumpus going on upstairs.
a heated controversy:
a rumpus over the school-bond issue

17

Confabulation

the act of confabulating; conversation;
discussion.
Psychiatrythe replacement of a gap in a person's memory by a falsification that he or she believes to be true

18

Carrion

the decaying flesh of dead animals

19

Winsome

sweetly or innocently charming;
winning:
a winsome youth; a winsome smile.

20

Beleaguer

to surround and attack with military forces:
The city was beleaguered for days by the enemy.
to give trouble or difficulties to;
harass:
the beleaguered taxpayers.

21

Boon

Naval Termsa pole sticking out from a ship's mast and used to extend sails, handle cargo, etc.
Naval Termsa chain, cable, or anything that serves to block the passage of ships

22

Haunch


Anatomythe hip.
Anatomythe fleshy part of the body about the hip.
Zoologya hindquarter of an animal.
the leg and loin of an animal, used for food.
Architecture
Architectureeither side of an arch, extending from the vertex or crown to the impost.
Architecturethe part of a beam projecting below a floor or roof slab.

23

Stowaway

[countable]
one who hides himself or herself aboard a boat, airplane, etc., as a way of getting free transportation.

24

Pithy

brief, forceful, and meaningful in expression;
full of vigor, substance, or meaning;
terse;
forcible