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1

Impanel

-- verb

1) enlist or enroll: several of her friends have been impaneled to help.

2

Ad nauseam

-- adverb

1) referring to something that has been done or repeated so often that it has become annoying or tiresome: the inherent risks of nuclear power have been debated ad nauseam.

3

Gilt-edged

-- adjective

1) having the best quality or rating.

4

Acquiline

-- adjective

1) like an like an eagle.

2) hooked / curved like an eagle's beak.

5

Quandary

-- noun

1) a difficult situation / state of perplexity: Kate is in a quandary.

6

Louche

-- adjective

1) disreputable or sordid in an appealing way: the louche world of the theater.

7

Prediliction

-- noun

1) a preference or bias in favor of something: a predilection for Asian food.

8

Conundrum

-- noun

1) a confusing/difficult problem/question: they found themselves in yet another conundrum.

9

Locus classicus (loh-koos klahs-si-koos)

-- noun | (pl) loci classici (ˈklæsɪˌsaɪ)

1) an authoritative and often quoted passage from a standard work.

10

Disaggregate

-- verb

1) to break up or to separate something into its component parts: We need to disaggregate those figures & find out which accidents were at private crossings.

11

Rakish

-- adjective

1) having / displaying a dashing/confident/slightly disreputable quality/appearance: he had a rakish, debonair look.

12

Debonair

-- adjective

1) confident, stylish & charming (man).

13

Shellacking

-- noun

1) a very bad defeat: the team took a real shellacking last game.

14

Luxuriate

-- verb

1) enjoy oneself in a luxurious way: she was luxuriating in a long bath.

15

Laissez-faire

-- noun

1) policy / attitude of letting things take their own course, without interfering: laissez-faire capitalism.

16

False economy

-- noun

1) an action that saves money at first, but results in more money being lost than saved over time.

17

Outré (oo-tray)

-- adjective

1) unusual and startling: before it was considered outré, today it's common.

18

Orthodox

-- adjective

1) strictly conforming to what is generally/traditionally accepted: they avoided orthodox jazz venues.

Related forms

-- Unorthodox, adjective

19

Needn't

1) need not.

20

Hector

-- verb

1) to bully / torment: The teacher hectored his students incessantly.

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