quenelle (n.): a dumpling of finely chopped fish or meat that is poached in water or stock and usually served with a sauce.
laconic (adj.): using few words; expressing much in few words; concise.
pied-a-terre (n.): a residence, as an apartment, for part-time or temporary use.
offal (n.): the parts of a butchered animal that are considered inedible by human beings.
novitiate (n.): the state or period of being a novice of a religious order or congregation.
bourgeois (n.): a member of the middle class;a person whose political, economic, and social opinions are believed to be determined mainly by concern for property values and conventional respectability; a shopkeeper or merchant.
pederast (n.): a person who engages in pederasty (love of young boys).
perfidious (adj.): deliberately faithless; treacherous; deceitful.
ephemeral (adj.): lasting a very short time; short-lived; transitory.
provincial (adj.): belonging or peculiar to some particular province.
fatuous (adj.): foolish or inane, esp. in an unconscious, complacent manner; silly.
dishabille (n.): the state of being dressed in a careless, disheveled, or disorderly style or manner; undress.
equanimity (n.): mental or emotional stability or composure, esp. under tension or strain; calmness; equilibrium.
treatise (n.): a formal and systematic exposition in writing of the principles of a subject, generally longer and more detailed than an essay.
portentous (adj.): ominously significant or indicative.
sophistry (n.): a subtle, tricky, superficially plausible, but generally fallacious method of reasoning.
bastion (n.): a projecting portion of a rampart or fortification that forms an irregular pentagon attached at the base to the main work.
recalcitrant (adj.): resisting authority or control; not obedient or compliant; refractory.
gumma (n.): a rubbery, tumor-like lesion associated with tertiary syphilis.
anachronism (n.): an error in chronology in which a person, object, event, etc., is assigned a date or period other than the correct one.
obsequious (adj.): characterized by or showing servile complaisance or deference; fawning.
acquiesce (v.): to assent tacitly; submit or comply silently or without protest; agree; consent.
magnate (n.): a person of great influence, importance, or standing in a particular enterprise, field of business, etc.
idealogue (n.): One given to fanciful ideas or theories; a theorist; a spectator.
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