dissemble (v.) — conceal one’s true motives, feelings, or beliefs

fulminate (v.) — express vehement protest

ingenuous (adj.) — (of a person or action) innocent and unsuspecting

jaunty (adj.) — having or expressing a lively, cheerful, and self-confident manner

benighted (adj.) — in a state of pitiful or contemptible intellectual or moral ignorance, typically owing to a lack of opportunity

wastrel (n.) — a wasteful or good-for-nothing person

sophism (n.) — a fallacious argument, especially one used deliberately to deceive

stygian (adj.) — very dark

oculus (n.) — a circular window

agog (adj.) — very eager or curious to hear or see something

hauteur (n.) — haughtiness of manner; disdainful pride

bacchanal (n.) — an occasion of wild and drunken revelry

abbatoir (n.) — a slaughterhouse

disabuse (v.) — persuade (someone) that an idea or belief is mistaken


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