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1

Citadel

N
A fortress above and protecting a city

2

Burlesque

N
An exaggerated imitation of something, typically in dramatic work
French version refers to a variety show for adults

3

Pastiche

N
A mixture of elements that don’t go together.
French version for musical work composed completely of ideas from different works

4

Archipelago

N
A cluster of islands

5

Salvo

N
A simultaneous discharge of guns of used to figuratively mean a verbal attack

6

Imbroglio

N
A complicated (and embarrassing) situation or mess.
Im’ brolyo

7

Littoral

Adj
Located along the shoreline

8

Bravado

N
A bold act meant to show off

9

Manifesto

N
A document describing the aims of a group or organization

10

Ruffian

N
A person inclined to violence and criminal behavior

11

Dilettante

N
Someone who develops an interest in area of art or music without being a true expert

12

Cognoscenti

N
Those who are well versed in a particular subject

13

Intelligentsia

N
Intellectuals or highly educated people in society