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imperial - like an emperor; related to an empire; CF. imperialism
peevish - bad-tempered; irritable; V. peeve: make angry
waive - give up temporarily; yield; N. waiver: waiving a right or claim; document that waives a right or claim
clemency - disposition to be lenient in deciding punishments; mildness as of the weather; ADJ. clement
confine - shut in an enclosed space; restrict; keep within limits; N. confinement
scintillate - sparkle; flash; be animated; be full of life; Ex. scintillating conversation
stolid - dull; impassive; showing little emotion when strong feelings are expected
infiltrate - pass into or through; penetrate or enter (an organization) sneakily; Ex. infiltrate the troops into enemy territory; CF. infiltrator
bluster - blow in heavy gusts; threaten emptily; bully; speak in a noisy or bullying manner; CF. breeze, gust, gale
genre - particular variety of art or literature