suffuse (v.) — gradually spread through or over

demarche (n.) — a political step or initiative

threnody (n.) — a lament

impolitic (adj.) — failing to possess or display prudence; unwise

neologism (n.) — a newly coined word or expression

lotusland (n.) — a place regarded as conducive to a carefree or idyllic lifestyle

obeisance (n.) — deferential respect

gossamer (n.) — a fine, filmy substance consisting of cobwebs spun by small spiders seen especially in autumn

mensch (n.) — a person of integrity and honor

militiate (v.) — (of a fact or circumstance) be a powerful or conclusive factor in preventing

kibitz (v.) — look on and offer unwelcome advice, especially at a card game

matutinal (adj.) — of or occurring in the morning

tergiversation (n.) — conflicting or evasive statement

milliard (n.) — one thousand million

adamantine (adj.) — unbreakable


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