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Sagacity

soundness of judgement

interlocutor

a person who takes part in a conversation or one who questions

Compatriots

fellow countrymen

Perfidy

faithlessness or treachery

Reprehension

to reprove of, to find fault within

Calumniators

slander, to make false statements about

Chimeras

mythological fire breathing monster

Coalition

alliance

Novices

beginners

Amorous

inclined or disposed to love

Avarice

insatiable greed for riches

Indemnified

to guard or secure against anticipated loss

Chancellor

title of various important judges or high offcials

Antipathy

oppositions in feeling

Apostrophized

to address a usually absent person or a usually personified thing rhetorically

Promulgated

publish, proclaimed

Rendezvous

meeting of two persons

Sonorous

full and loud and deep

Physiognomy

outward appearance offering insight to character

Polemic

controversial argument

Orthodox

of or pertaining to conforming to the approved

Lugubrious

mournfully, gloomy

Ingrate

ungrateful persons

Soubrette

lady's maid

Contiguous

touching/contact

Vouchsafing

to allow or permit

Culpable

deserving blame or censure

Phlegmatic

self-possessed, calm, or composed/not excited

Perspicuous

clearly expressed or presented

Magnanimity

act of being magnanimous; the quality of being generously noble in mind and heart, esp. in forgiving

Conjugal

pertaining to marriage

Laconic

using few words

Capuchins

Catholic Reform order established in 1528 that sought a return to the original ascetic and charitable ideals of Saint Francis and became very popular among the ordinary people to whom they directed their ministry

Catarrh

inflammation in mucus membrane

Dissimulation

the act of deceiving

Peregrination

travel from one place to another

Ennui

feeling of weariness resulting from lack of interest

Infamy

bad reputation

Candor

state of being frank

Lucid

easily understood

Novitiate

state of being a novice

Stupefaction

overwhelming amazement

Complicity

state of being an accomplice

Affectation

effort to appear to have a quality fully possessed

Equerry

an officer of a royal or similar house hold

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