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::: foppish - vain about dress and appearance; N. fop: man who takes too much interest in his clothes and appearance
::: faculty - mental or bodily powers; teaching staff
::: consanguinity - kinship; relationship by birth
::: flounder - struggle and thrash about; proceed clumsily or falter (as in water, mud, snow, etc.); proceed in confusion
::: scurrilous - abusive; obscene; indecent; Ex. scurrilous remark
::: deify - turn into a god; make a god of; idolize; Ex. Kings were deified; CF. deity
::: exposure - risk, particularly of being exposed to disease or to the elements; unmasking; act of laying something open; Ex. exposure of governmental corruption
::: ambush - act of lying in wait to attack by surprise; sudden attack made from a concealed position; Ex. lie in ambush; V.
::: conflagration - great fire
::: embargo - ban on commerce or other activity