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Appease

verb - to soothe or pacify; to satisfy, especially by giving in to demands
noun - appeasement

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Archaic

adjective - no longer in general use; old-fashioned; belonging to an earlier period (archaeology)

3

Balmy

adjective - mild and pleasant; soothing
noun - balm

4

Beguile

to deceive or cheat; to mislead by cheating or deceiving
adjective - beguiling

5

Commence

verb - to begin; to initiate; to start
noun - commencement

6

Espionage

noun - the act of spying

7

Facsimile

noun - an exact reproduction or copy
adjective - duplicate; copied exactly (FAX)

8

Invincible

adjective - not to be overcome; unconquerable
adverb - invincibly

9

Pretext

noun - a false reason concealing a real one; an excuse

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Vigilant

adjective - alert; watchful; wary
noun - vigilance
noun - vigilante

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Reactionary

noun - one who reacts and wants a return to an earlier policy or condition
adjective - advocating a return to an earlier social, political or economic policy or condition

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Metaphysical

adjective - abstract, abstruse; beyond the physical (of or pertaining to a highly philosophical school of poetry in 17th Century England)

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Zealous

adjective - intensely devoted; eager; enthusiastic
noun - zealot
adverb - zealously

14

Herald

noun - one who gives a sign or indication of something to come, such as news
verb - to give tidings of; to proclaim
noun - heraldry ("Hark, the herald angels sing...")

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Progeny

noun - one born of or derived from another; result of creative effort, a product

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Emulate

verb - to strive to equal, especially through imitation
noun - emulation

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Niche

noun - a recess in a wall, a cranny, hollow (pertaining for a statue or an urn), or crevice; a position or function suited or appropriate for a person or thing

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Indigo

adjective - a deep violet blue of the color indigo

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Voluptuous

adjective - characterized by or suggesting unrestrained indulgence in pleasure, luxury, or sensuous enjoyment
noun - voluptuousness

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Tacit

adjective - unspoken; understood without words
adverb - tacitly

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Bravura

noun - a great skill in doing something artistic in an exciting or innovative way