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physiognomy - face (as showing the character and the mind); art of judging human character from facial features
plenitude - abundance; plenty; great amount; completeness; fullness; CF. plenary, plenty
tirade - long angry denunciatory speech; diatribe; harangue; extended scolding; denunciation
galleon - large three-masted sailing ship
belated - delayed
bourgeois - middle class; selfishly materialistic; too interested in material possessions
nocturnal - done or active at night; Ex. nocturnal animals/raids; CF. nocturne
seclusion - isolation; solitude; V. seclude: set apart from others; isolate
profound - deep; not superficial; complete; Ex. profound thinker/remark/silence/deafness; N. profundity
nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement