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simper - smirk; smile in a silly way; smile affectedly
temerity - boldness; nerve; rashness; Ex. temerity to ask for a pay increase after only three day's work
bane - posion; cause of ruin; ADJ. baneful: harmful; poisonous
facsimile - copy
whorl - ring of leaves around stem; ring; circular arrangement; Ex. whorls on the fingers
canard - unfounded false rumor; exaggerated false report
jabber - chatter rapidly or unintelligibly
connivance - pretense of ignorance of something wrong; assistance; permission to offend; V. connive: feign ignorance (of a wrong); cooperate secretly in an illegal action; conspire
poise - good judgment with composure; balance; V: place in a carefully balanced position
imperial - like an emperor; related to an empire; CF. imperialism