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repartee - quick clever reply
precarious - unsafe; lacking in stability; uncertain; risky; Ex. precarious living
evanescent - fleeting; vanishing; soon disappearing; V. evanesce
bravado - swagger; assumed air of defiance; false show of bravery
corpus - collection (of writings or information); Ex. the corpus of Shakespear's works; Cf. corpse
pillage - plunder
pontifical - pertaining to a bishop or pope; pompous or pretentious; CF. pontiff: pope; bishop
defiance - refusal to yield; resistance; V. defy; ADJ. defiant
capillary - having a very fine bore; resembling a hair; fine and slender; Ex. capillary attraction; N: very fine hairlike tube; CF. capillarity
duress - forcible restraint, especially unlawfully; coercion by threat; illegal coercion; Ex. a promise made under duress