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complaisant - trying to please; obliging; willing to please others
antiquity - quality of being very old; ancient times;
necromancy - black magic; sorcery; dealings with the dead; art that professes to communicate with the spirits of the dead so as to predict the future; CF. necromancer; CF. necro+divination; CF. necro-: death; Ex. necropolis
eccentricity - oddity; idiosyncrasy
scoff - laugh (at); mock; ridicule; Ex. scoff at their threats
antecedents - preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
infernal - pertaining to hell; devilish; N. inferno: place of fiery heat or destruction
ascendancy - controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant
sophisticated - worldly wise and urbane; refined; complex; N. sophistication; V. sophisticate
panache - flair; manner of doing things without any difficulty (causing admiration); flamboyance; bunch of feathers (on a helmet); Ex. with great panache; CF.