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bijou

(esp. of a residence or business establishment) small and elegant -- (archaic) a jewel or trinket

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hale 

Healthy and strong; full of stamina.

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subtlety

perceptiveness; ingenuity; delicacy

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veritable

not counterfeit or copied

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pert

1. (of a girl or young woman) attractively lively or cheeky 2. (of a bodily feature or garment) attractive because neat and jaunty

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inimitable

matchless; not able to be imitated

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inviolable

secure from corruption or attack

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politic

showing good judgment especially in dealing with other people

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virility

(in a man) the quality of having strength, energy and a strong sexual drive; manliness

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catholic

1. (especially of a person's tastes) including a wide variety of things; all-embracing. 2. of the Roman Catholic faith

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panoply

A magnificent array; a display; an ostentatious exhibition.

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comely

attractive; agreeable; having a pleasing appearance

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consonance

harmony; agreement

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serendipity, serendipitous

the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.

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laureate

Crowned with laurel, as a mark of distinction

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efficacious

producing a desired effect

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facile

performing adroitly and without effort; ready or fluent

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panache

distinctive and stylish elegance (see comparison to cachet)

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cachet

an indication of approved or superior status -- There are shades of meaning between cachet and panache that are often confused. Cachet is more about prestige and panache is more about style. Another way to put it is the fact that you are doing something at all, say,High Tea at Buckingham Palace, can have a lot of cachet in your social circle, but how you do something, like the genteel way you sip your tea can have a lot of panache.

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acme

the point at which someone or something is best, perfect, or most successful

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fecund

1. fruitful in offspring or vegetation : prolific. 2 : intellectually productive or inventive to a marked degree (noun= fecundity)

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fete

honored; celebrated (verb is fete= honor at a festival; celebrate)

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hermetic

1. (of a seal or closure) complete and airtight; 2. of or relating to an ancient occult tradition encompassing alchemy, astrology, and theosophy

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cred

(slang) cred. short for "credibility".

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curio

rare or intriguing object (bibelot); a curiosity

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natty

neat; dapper; smartly dressed

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recherche

1. uncommon; rare. 2. exquisite; choice. 3. overrefined; forced. 4. pretentious; overblown.

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sacrosanct

(of a principle, place or routine) regarded as too important or valuable to be interfered with.

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boon

a thing that is helpful or beneficial

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panacea

(n.) a remedy for all ills or difficulties