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mendacity
an instance of lying or falsehood; untruthfulness
descanted
a variation upon anything; a comment on a subject (esp. in music)
venerate
to regard or treat with reverence; to revere
wary
watchful or cautious; being on guard
discomfiture
something causing confusion or embarrassment
repose
the state of being at rest or sleep; tranquility or calm
canard
a false report or rumor; a type of duck; a small wing or sail
verity
the quality of being true or factual; a reality
rancor
bitter resentment or ill will; hatred
reticence
reservation in speech; restraint
abashed
ashamed or embarrassed; disconcerted
purloin
to steal, filch, or pilfer
ingratiate
to establish oneself in the good graces of another
judicially
pertaining to judgment in court
parapet
a defensive wall or fortification
loam
rich soil
placid
pleasantly calm or peaceful; tranquil
row
a dust-up or quarrel; an argument or tussle
depreciative
tending to depreciate or decrease in value
derisive
contemptuous; mocking
sultry
oppressively hot or sweltering; emitting heat or arousing passion
reprove
to criticize or correct, esp. gently
crenellated
furnished with crenellations, as on a battlement or parapet
surreptitious
done or made by stealth; sneaky
louse
a small, wingless, parasitic insect
lief
gladly or willingly
peevish
cross, annoyed, fretful; obstinate
juice
[slang] power, authority, or influence to effect a result
audacity
boldness or daring, esp. with disregard for caution
habeas corpus
the right to be brought before a court or judge
croupier
an attendant in a casino that rakes in chips and/or pays out money
syndicate
individuals joined in a group effort for a specific task or duty
apoplexy
a stroke (and a sudden loss of bodily function)
incommunicado
deprived of any communication with others
confer
to consult together, compare opinions, or discuss
gaff
an iron hook with a handle; harsh treatment or criticism
crux
a vital, basic, decisive, or pivotal point
intimate
to make known indirectly; hint, imply, or suggest
executrix
a woman named in a will to carry out the provisions of that will
infanticide
the act of killing an infant