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::: modish - fashionable; conforming to the current fashion
::: perdition - damnation; complete ruin; hell
::: execute - put into effect; carry out; kill as a lawful punishment; N. execution
::: restive - impatiently restless (induced by external coercion or restriction); restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control; Ex. restive horses because of wolves; CF. not a general synonym for `restless'
::: flail - beat with or as if with a flail; move wildly; thresh grain by hand; strike or slap; toss about; N: threshing tool consisting of a stick swinging from the end of a long handle
::: crotchety - (of someone old) eccentric; odd; whimsical; bad-tempered; N. crotchet: odd or whimsical notion
::: germinal - pertaining to a germ; creative; Ex. germinal idea
::: intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
::: reprise - musical repetition; repeating of a piece of music; repeat performance; recurrent action; Ex. reprise in the finale; Ex. constant reprises
::: unwonted - unaccustomed; unusual; Ex. He arrived with unwonted punctuality.