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1

an enthusiastic and usually expert follower or fan

aficionado

2

to intimidate by a stern or overbearing manner; to bully

browbeat

3

equal in size, extent, duration, or importance; proportionate; measurable by the same standards

commensurate

4

very sheer and light; almost completely transparent

diaphanous

5

profit derived from an office or position or from employment; a fee or salary

emolument

6

a quick raid, especially for plunder; a venture into space into some field of endeavor

to make such a raid

foray

7

a type, class, variety. especially a distinctive category of literary composition; a style of painting in which everyday scenes are realistically depicted

genre

8

a sermon stressing moral principles; a tedious moralizing lecture or discourse

homily

9

to enclose or confine within walls; to imprison; to seclude or isolate

immure

10

blithely indifferent or unconcerned; carefree; happy-go-lucky

insouciant

11

a mold; the surrounding situation or environment

matrix

12

funeral rites or ceremonies

obsequies

13

a confident and stylish manner, dash; a strikingly elaborate or colorful display

panache

14

a character in novel or play; the outward character or role that a person assumes

persona

15

a bitter verbal attack

philippic

16

having lustful desires or interests; tending to arouse sexual desires

prurient

17

very sacred or holy; inviolable; set apart or immune from questioning or attack

sacrosanct

18

of or pertaining to the entire body; relating to a system or systems

systematic

19

intended to promote a particular point of view, doctrine or cause; biased or partisan

tendentious

20

a change, vibration, or alternation;

successive or changing phrase or conditions

vicissitude