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aficionado

(n.) an enthusiastic and usually expert follower or fan

2

browbeat

(v.) to intimidate by a stern or overbearing manner; to bully
syn: coerce
ant: cajole

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commensurate

(adj.) equal in size, extent, duration, or importance; proportionate; measurable by the same standards

4

diaphanous

(adj.) very sheer and light; almost completely transparent
syn: gossamer
ant: opaque

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emolument

(n.) profit derived from an office or position or from employment; a fee or salary

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foray

(n.) a quick raid, especially for plunder; a venture into some field of endeavor; (v.) to make such a raid

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genre

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

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homily

(n.) a sermon stressing moral principles; a tedious moralizing lecture or discourse

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immure

(v.) to enclose or confine within walls; to imprison; to seclude or isolate

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insouciant

(adj.) blithely indifferent or unconcerned; carefree; happy-go-lucky
ant: distraught

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matrix

(n.) a mold; the surrounding situation or environment

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obsequies

(n.) funeral rites or ceremonies

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panache

(n.) a confident and stylish manner, dash; a strikingly elaborate or colorful display
syn: éclat

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persona

(n.) a character in a novel or play; the outward character or role that a person assumes

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philippic

(n.) a bitter verbal attack
syn: harangue, tirade, diatribe
ant: encomium, panegyric

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prurient

(adj.) having lustful desires or interests; tending to arouse sexual desires
syn: lascivious, salacious, lewd

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sacrosanct

(adj.) very sacred or holy; inviolable; set apart or immune from questioning or attack
syn: inviolable

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systemic

(adj.) of or pertaining to the entire body; relating to a system or systems

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tendentious

(adj.) intended to promote a particular point of view, doctrine, or cause; biased or partisan

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vicissitude

(n.) a change, variation, or alteration; (pl.) successive or changing phases or conditions
syn: vacillation