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irony - hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
skulk - move furtively and secretly; Ex. He skulked through the less fashionable sections of the city.
deducible - derived by reasoning; V. deduce: infer; derive by reasoning
cohorts - group of people who share some common quality; armed band; a group of between 300 and 600 soldiers under one commander (in the ancient Rome)
pertinent - suitable; to the point; relevant
pyromaniac - person with an insane desire to set things on fire
seedy - run-down; decrepit; disreputable; having many seeds; Ex. seedy downtown hotel
vouchsafe - grant condescendingly; guarantee; Ex. vouchsafe your fair return on your investment
impertinent - insolent; rude; not pertinent; N. impertinence
ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology