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Link - S1. Vocab

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negligee
a loose dressing gown for women
samovar
a metal urn with a spigot at the base
nonplussed
puzzled, not knowing what to do, at a loss
skiff
any of various small boats propelled by oars or by sails or by a motor
dowager
a widow who holds a title from her husband, an elderly woman of society
portentous
Foreshadowing; ominous; causing amazement or wonder
hussar
a member of a European light cavalry unit
skirmish
a minor short-term fight
litigious
Concerned with lawsuits or litigation, inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits
conceit
concept
impediment
something that hinders or obstructs; hindrance; obstacle
masque
a party of guests wearing costumes and masks
betroth
to become engaged
cuckhold
a man whose wife is unfaithful
verst
a Russian unit of length (1.067 km)
pettifogging
quibbling over insignificant details
victuals
a source of materials to nourish the body
commend
express approval of
treatise
a methodically and thoroughly written discussion of a topic
covetous
avaricious; desirous of (someone else's possessions); V. covet: desire eagerly (someone else's possessions)
avarice
extreme greed for material wealth
befall
(v.) to happen, occur; to happen to
valiant
brave, courageous
titular
of or associated with or bearing a title signifying nobility
sartorial
of or relating to a tailor or to tailoring
calico
coarse cloth with a bright print
verge
edge or border
sanguine
confidently optimistic and cheerful
taciturn
habitually reserved and uncommunicative
coquette
a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
rampart
an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes
boisterous
violently agitated and turbulent
enthrall
to captivate, charm, hold spellbound; to enslave; to imprison
ravish
to seize and take away by violence; to overcome with emotion; to rape, to plunder or rob
epitome
a standard or typical example
capricious
determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason
phoenix
a legendary Arabian bird said to periodically burn itself to death and emerge from the ashes as a new phoenix
Tempestuous
turbulent, stormy
baste
sew together loosely, with large stitches
inordinate
excessive
domicile
housing that someone is living in
rusticate
banish to the country; dwell in the country
importune
beg persistently and urgently