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Archaic

Belonging to an earlier time

Carouse

To take part in wild, noisy merrymaking

Chicanery

Clever deception through words or acts

Contentious

Causing/marked by an argument/conflict

Dissemble

To conceal with intent to deceive

Egregious

Conspicuously bad

Execrate

To denounce as detestable

Fealty

Faithfulness; allegiance

Microcosm

A mini world

Paroxysm

A sudden, violent, uncontrollable action/occurrence

Pecuniary

Having to do with money

Rectitude

High moral character

Stratagem

A clever scheme for gaining an end

Stultify

To render useless, to weaken

Vendetta

A bitter blood feud

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