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Temerity

Reckless boldness.
Rashness.
Gall.

2

Wet blanket

Killjoy.
Drag.

3

Pecuniary

Of or relating to money

4

Self-induced

Caused by oneself.

5

Impunity

Exempt from punishment

6

Impunity

Immunity from punishment

7

Prescribed

To lay down, in writing or otherwise, as a rule or course of action to be taken.

8

Abstract

Thought of apart from concrete realities, specific objects, or actual instances.
Hypothetical.
"Beauty in the abstract"

ALSO

(noun)
Abstract - a summarization of

9

Abstract art

- Nonrepresentational art style of the 20th century.

- Emphasizes lines, colors, geometric forms, especially with reference to their relationship to one another.

10

Abstruse

Complex.
Abstract.

11

Esoteric

Hidden.
Mystic.
Understood by only a select few.

12

Apocryphal

(uh-POK-ruh-full)
Of doubtful authorship or authenticity.
Not genuine.

13

Manifest

(verb) to make clear or evident to the eye or the understanding.
(Ex: "he manifested his approval with a hearty laugh")

(adjective) readily perceived by the eye or understanding.
Apparent.
Plain.
Visible.
(Ex: "a manifest error")

14

Tantamount

Equivalent.
Same as.

15

Fire Sale

A sale at reduced prices to raise money quickly.

16

In the offing

In the distance but within sight.

In the projected future, but likely to happen.

17

Triangulate

To make triangular

OR

Composed of triangles.

18

Taciturn

(tas-i-turn)

Silent and reserved.

19

Umbrage

Annoyance.
Displeasure.
(ex: "to feel umbrage at a a social snub").

20

Tacit

(tas-it)

Understood without being expressed.
Implied.

21

Virulent

(veer-you-lent)

Poisonous; noxious

OR

Hostile; bitter

22

Philistine

A person who is smugly indifferent to cultural values or intellectual pursuits.

23

Inscrutable

Not capable of being analyzed or understood.

Mysterious.

24

Undue

Unwarranted.
Excessive.

Inappropriate.

25

Sub-cellar

A cellar below the main cellar.

26

Ancillary

Something that serves in an assisting or accessory type way.

27

Sovereign

1). A person who has supreme power

2). Self-governing; independent.

3). Supreme; indisputable ("a sovereign right")

28

Craven

Cowardly.
Contemptuously timid.

29

Diaspora

The aggregate of Jews scattered, or living, in exile outside Israel.

- Jews perceive a special relationship between themselves and the land of Israel.

30

Marginal

(adverb)
Imperceptible; barely noticeable

Ex: "the change in price was marginal"