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multifarious
(adj) 1. having many parts; 2. numerous and varied
exigent
(adj) 1. urgent; pressing; 2. requiring a great deal
soigné (fem., soignée)
(adj) well-groomed; elegant
barbican
(noun) a fortified outwork of a castle
bailey
(noun) 1. a castle's outermost wall; 2. the space inside that wall
bailiff
(noun) 1. a sheriff's officer; 2. an official having custody of prisoners; 3. (Brit.) the agent of a landlord
bailiwick
(noun) 1. the district within which the bailiff has jurisdiction; 2. one's particular area of skill, knowledge, or authority
succinct
(adj) concise; terse
sub rosa
(adv) in secret
attainder
(noun) legal consequence of a judgment of death or outlawry for treason or felony, involving the extinction of all civil rights
immiscible
(adj.) incapable of mixing
machination
(noun) 1. a plot; 2. act of devising plots or schemes
Lothario
(noun) (cap) a man who seduces and deceives women [from Rowe's play "The Fair Penitent" (1703)]
friable
(adj) easily crumbled or reduced to powder
obdurate
(adj) 1. not giving in to persuasion; stubborn; 2. unmoved by persuasion or pity; hardhearted
effulgent
(adj) radiant
soupçon
(noun) a slight trace; a taste, a dash
runnel
(noun) rivulet or brook; or a narrow channel or course, as for water
supernal
(adj) 1. coming from the sky; 2. from the divine world; celestial
spavined
(adj) old and decrepit; over-the-hill