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defunct - dead; no longer in use or existence
clamber - climb by crawling with difficulties; scramble
libertine - debauched person; dissolute or licentious person; rou\'e; CF. free
tangential - only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent
judicious - sound on judgment; wise
reticent - inclined to silence; uncommunicative; reserved; Ex. He was reticent about the reasons; N. reticence
fracas - brawl(noisy quarrel or fight) in which a number of people take part; melee
filigree - delicate ornamental lacelike metalwork
collusion - conspiring in a fraudulent scheme to cheat or deceive others; V. collude
quagmire - bog; marsh; soft, wet, boggy land; predicament; complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself