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Apex

noun - the highest point of something; the vertex; the culmination or point or climax

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Bourgeois

adjective - of or like the middle class; often referring to a focus upon material things and respectability
noun - a middle-class person; the middle class
noun - bourgeoisie

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Scrim

noun - in theatre, a sheer front curtain on which scenes are projected; a light, loosely-woven gossamer cotton or linen cloth

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Garret

noun - an attic; the part of the house just under the roof

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Philander

verb - to make advances, flirtations or love without serious intentions
noun - philanderer

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Profusion

noun - abundance; a large amount of
adjective - profuse

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Scarlet

adjective - a bright red color

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Clandestine

adjective - held or conducted with secrecy
adverb - clandestinely

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Maelstorm

noun - a powerful, often violent whirlpool sucking in objects within a given radius; a tumultuous, disordered state of affairs

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Rendezvous

noun - a meeting at an appointed place; the place for a meeting (often clandestine)
verb - to meet; the process of bringing two spacecraft together

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Perfidious

adjective - deliberately faithless; deceitful, dishonest
noun - perfidy

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Tranquil

adjective - free from agitation or disturbance; quiet; resting
noun - tranquility

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Rancor

noun - bitter, deep-seated ill will
adjective - rancorous

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Poignant

adjective - painfully affecting the feelings; creating intense emotion
adverb - poignantly

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Entourage

noun - the body of attendants or followers of a distinguished person; a retinue

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Tome

noun - a large and weighty book

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Morose

adjective - gloomy; unhappy; having a sullen disposition
adverb - morosely

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Capricious

adjective - having an inclination to do things impulsively; giving in to sudden whims or fancies

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Libretto

noun - a text, especially of an opera

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Proscenium

noun - the arch in the wall above a stage in front of the curtain

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Undulating

adjective - to have a wavelike motion or appearance; to rise and fall in pitch or volume