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aficionado

an enthusiastic and usually expert follower

browbeat

to intimidate by a stern mannerq

commensurate

equal in size extent duration or importance

diaphanous

very sheer and light

emolument

profit derived from an office or position, fee or salary

foray

a quick raid

genre

a type, class, or variety

homily

a sermon stressing moral principles

immure

to enclose or confine within walls; to imprison

insouciant

blithely indifferent or unconcerned; carefree happy go lucky

matrix

a mold surrounding environment

obsequies

funeral rites or ceremonies

panache

a confident or stylish menner; dash, a colorful display

persona

a character in a novel or play

philippic

a bitter verbal attack

prurient

having lustful desires or interests tending to sexual desires

sacrosanct

very sacred or holy; set apart or immune from questioning or attack

systemic

of or pertaining to the entire body

tendentious

intended to promote a particular point of view; biased

vicissitude

a change, variation, or alteration

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