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PRECIS

short summary of facts

JUDICIOUS

sensible; showing good judgement

INVIDIOUS

envious, obnoxious, or offensive; likely to promote ill-will

INVESTITURE

ceremony conferring authority

INURE

to harden; accustom become used to

IMPRECATION

a curse

PALLID

lacking color or liveliness

PANACHE

flamboyance or dash in style and action; verve

ABEYANCE

temporary suppression or suspension

PANEGYRIC

elaborate praise; formal hymn of praise

PANOPLY

impressive array

BONHOMIE

good-natured geniality; atmosphere of good cheer

PARAGON

model of excellence or perfection

BOOR

crude person, one lacking manners or taste

MAELSTROM

whirlpool; turmoil; agitated state of mind

MAGNATE

powerful or influential person

MALEDICTION

a curse; a wish of evil upon another

MANNERED

artificial or stilted in character

MARTINET

strict disciplinarian; one who rigidly follows rules

CATHOLIC

universal; broad and comprehensive

PARE

to trim off excess; reduce

CABAL

a secret group seeking to overturn something

MAUDLIN

overly sentimental

MENDACIOUS

dishonest

MENDICANT

beggar

MERETRICIOUS

gaudy; falsely attractive

INGRATIATE

to gain favor with another by deliberate effort; to seek to please somebody so as to gain an advantage

INSURRECTION

rebellion

PRESCIENT

having foresight

INTER

to bury

IMBUE

to infuse, dye, wet, or moisten

IMPECUNIOUS

poor; having no money

IMPIOUS

not devout in religion

INCARNADINE

blood-red in color

INDOLENT

habitually lazy or idle

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