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alcove - nook; recess
intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
anoint - consecrate; put oil on (in a religious ceremony)
heterodox - (of beliefs) against accepted opinion; unorthodox; unconventional
singular - being only one; individual; unique; extraordinary; odd; Ex. singular beauty/behavior
dumbfound - (dumfound) astonish (making dumb); ADJ. dumbfounded, dumfounded, dumbstruck
wane - decrease in size or strength (after being full); grow gradually to an end; Ex. The moon waxes and wanes every month; N.
missive - letter; written statement; CF. sent
baffle - frustrate; perplex
intellect - higher mental powers; person of great intellectual ability