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intimidate - frighten; N. intimidation
obsessive - related to thinking about something constantly; of an obsession; preoccupying; N. obsession: compulsive preoccupation with a fixed idea; compulsive idea; V. obsess: preoccupy the mind of excessively
rakish - jaunty; stylish; sporty; morally corrupt; dissolute; Ex. He wore his hat at a rakish and jaunty angle.
solemnity - seriousness; gravity
diatribe - bitter scolding or denunciation; invective; abuse
lampoon - ridicule; N: written attack ridiculing or satirizing a person, group, or institution
catechism - book for religious instruction in question-and-answer form; religious instruction by question and answer; V. catechize
orient - get one's bearings; adjust; make familiar with a situation; orientate
bauble - trinket; cheap jewel; trifle
gallows - framework from which a noose is suspended (used for execution by hanging)