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jocund - merry
syllogism - logical formula consisting of a major premise, a minor premise and a conclusion; deceptive or specious argument
brazen - insolent; without shame; bold; Ex. brazen lie; V: face with bold self-assurance or with unshamed confidence
defer - give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous
impending - nearing; approaching; about to happen
disinterested - unprejudiced; free from bias and self-interest; objective
plutocracy - society ruled by the wealthy
cower - shrink quivering as from fear; cringe
latch - fastening or lock consisting of a movable bar that fits into a notch; V: close with a latch
stygian - unpleasantly dark; gloomy; hellish; deathly; CF. Styx: the chief river in the subterranean land of the dead