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1

Nom de guerre

-- noun

1) a pseudonym.

2

Stem-winder

-- noun

1) something remarkable of its kind.

3

Bedevil

-- verb

1) to cause problems / confusion / doubt: a new building bedeviled by elevator failures.

4

Cavalier

-- adjective

1) unceremonious / haughty: The very dignified officials were confused by his cavalier manner.

5

Substantiate

-- verb

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

6

Revelatory

-- adjective

1) having the characteristics of a revelation.

7

Orthodoxy(-xies)

-- noun

1) orthodox belief or practice.

8

Implicate

-- verb

1) to show to be also involved: to be implicated in a crime.

9

Curvilinear

-- adjective

1) consisting of or bounded by curved lines: a curvilinear figure.

10

Ridiculize

-- verb

1) To make ridiculous; to ridicule.

11

Accursed

-- adjective

1) damnable / detestable / ill-fated.

12

Paragon

-- noun

1) a model / pattern of excellence: a paragon of virtue.

13

Levity

-- noun

1) humor or frivolity: as an attempt to introduce a note of levity, the words were a disastrous flop.

14

Foible

-- noun

1) a weakness / failing of character / defect: an all-too-human foible.

15

Disquisition

-- noun

1) a formal discussion examining a subject: nothing can kill a radio show quicker than a disquisition on intertextual analysis.

16

Past is prologue

-- expression

1) everything that came before doesn't matter because a new and glorious future is stretching out before you.

2) Past is an introduction into a whole new future.

17

Supercilious

-- adjective

1) behaving / looking as though one thinks one is superior to others: a supercilious lady's maid.

18

Tawdry

-- adjective

1) showy but cheap and of poor quality: tawdry jewelry.

19

Allegation

-- noun

1) an assertion made with little or no proof.

20

Ghastly

-- adjective

1) shockingly frightful or dreadful; horrible:

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