apostasy (n.): a total desertion of or departure from one's religion, principles, party, cause, etc.
anathema (n.): a person or thing accursed or consigned to damnation or destruction.
bacilli (n., plural): any rod-shaped or cylindrical bacterium of the genus Bacillus, comprising spore-producing bacteria.
tumescent (adj.): exhibiting or affected with many ideas or emotions; teeming.
largess (n.): generous bestowal of gifts.
ignominious (adj.): marked by or attended with ignominy; discreditable; humiliating.
facsimile (n.): an exact copy, as of a book, painting, or manuscript.
cerise (adj.,n.): moderate to deep red.
unctuous (adj.): characterized by excessive piousness or moralistic fervor, esp. in an affected manner; excessively smooth, suave, or smug; having an oily or soapy feel, as certain minerals.
inchoate (adj.): not yet completed or fully developed; rudimentary; just begun; incipient.
neurasthenia (n.): (not in technical use) nervous debility and exhaustion occurring in the absence of objective causes or lesions; nervous exhaustion.
facile (adj.): moving, acting, working, proceeding with ease, sometimes with superficiality.
apotheosis (n.): the ideal example; epitome; quintessence.
bandolier/ bandoleer (n.): a broad belt worn over the shoulder by soldiers and having a number of small loops or pockets, for holding a cartridge or cartridges.
valise (n.): a small piece of luggage that can be carried by hand, used to hold clothing, toilet articles, etc.; suitcase; traveling bag.
nodal (adj.): pertaining to or of the nature of a node.
ephemeral (adj.): lasting a very short time; short-lived; transitory.
topography (n.): the detailed mapping or charting of the features of a relatively small area, district, or locality.
consternation (n.): a sudden, alarming amazement or dread that results in utter confusion; dismay.
fulcrum (n.): a sudden, alarming amazement or dread that results in utter confusion; dismay.
exultation (n.): lively or triumphant joy, as over success or victory.
surreptitious (adj.): acting in a stealthy way.
reticent (adj.): disposed to be silent or not to speak freely; reserved.
deputation (n.): the person or body of persons so appointed or authorized.
provincial (adj.): belonging or peculiar to some particular province; local.
abject (adj.): utterly hopeless, miserable, humiliating, or wretched.
burgher (n.): an inhabitant of a town, esp. a member of the middle class; citizen.
impertinent (n.): unmannerly intrusion or presumption; insolence.
ambiguity (n.): an unclear, indefinite, or equivocal word, expression, meaning, etc.
bulwark (n.): any person or thing giving strong support or encouragement in time of need, danger, or doubt.
maudlin (adj.): tearfully or weakly emotional; foolishly sentimental.
salver (n.): a tray, esp. one used for serving food or beverages.
pied-a-terre (n.): a residence, as an apartment, for part-time or temporary use.
culmination (n.): the final, highest, or decisive point.
innocuous (adj.): not harmful or injurious; harmless.
linchpin (n.): a pin inserted through the end of an axletree to keep the wheel on;something that holds
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