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effrontery - rudeness without any sense of shame; shameless boldness; presumptousness; nerve; cheek
chaperon - older person who accompanies and supervises a young unmarried woman
orator - public speaker
insensible - unconscious; unresponsive; insensitive; unaware; imperceptible; Ex. insensible of his danger/to pain; Ex. insensible change; CF. not the opposite of sensible
verve - enthusiasm (as in artistic performance or composition); liveliness; vigor
fiend - evil spirit; devil
pervert - corrupt; turn from right to wrong; misuse; Ex. perverted sexual desire/scientific knowledge; N: person whose sexual behavior is not natural
scapegoat - someone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat
pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
humor - indulge; comply with the wishes of; N. quality that makes something amusing; state of mind; mood; Ex. in a bad humor; Ex. out of humor