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Cavalier

-- adjective

1) haughty, disdainful, or supercilious: an arrogant and cavalier attitude toward others.

2

Substantiate

-- verb

1) to establish by proof or competent evidence:
to substantiate a charge.

3

Revelatory

-- adjective

1) of, relating to, or having the characteristics of revelation.

4

Idiolect

-- noun

1) a person's individual speech pattern.

5

Bereave

-- verb

1) to deprive and make desolate, especially by death: Illness bereaved them of their mother.

6

Halcyon

-- adjective

1) calm / peaceful / tranquil: halcyon weather.

7

Variegation

-- noun
1) varied coloration / the state or condition of being variegated.

8

Bedraggled

-- adjective

1) limp and soiled, as with rain or dirt.

9

Troglodyte

-- noun

1) a prehistoric cave dweller.

10

Genteel

-- adjective

1) refined / elegant / stylish.

11

Voracious

-- adjective

1) eager / avid / craving in large quantities: a voracious reader.

12

Lawyerly

-- adjective
1) Characteristic of a lawyer: She rewrote the letter to make it sound more lawyerly.

13

Exfiltrate

-- verb

1) to smuggle out of an area under enemy control.

14

Intemperate

-- adjective

1) unrestrained / unbridled.

15

Punctuate

-- verb

1) to interrupt or give emphasis at intervals: Cheers punctuated the mayor's speech.

16

Arcana (pl.)

-- noun

1) a supposed great secret of nature that the alchemists sought to discover.

17

Confabulate

-- verb

1) to converse informally / chat.

18

Deracinate

-- verb

1) to pull up by the roots.

19

Conduit

-- noun

1) a pipe, tube, or similar natural passage.

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Reprehensible

-- adjective

1) deserving of reproof / censure or blame.

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