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vendetta - blood feud (esp. between two families); CF. Nina Williams
mnemonic - pertaining to memory; assisting the memory; N: device, such as as formula or rhyme, used as a mnemonic aid
plaudit - praise; enthusiastic approval; round(succession or series) of applause; ADJ. plauditory; CF. applaud
disingenuous - not naive; not candid; sophisticated; worldly wise; OP. ingenuous
evenhanded - impartial; fair
menagerie - collection of wild animals on exhibition; zoo
contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
sanctimonious - displaying ostentatious or hypocritical devoutness; N. sanctimony: hypocritical piety
usury - lending money at illegal high rates of interest
champion - support militantly; fight for; N: person who fights for or supports strongly (a principle, movement, person, etc.)