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recluse - hermit; loner; ADJ. reclusive
duplicity - double-dealing; hypocrisy; being dishonest and deceitful; ADJ. duplicitous
overt - open to view; public; not secret; CF. covert
carrion - rotting flesh of a dead body; CF. vulture
cleave - split or sever; cling to; remain faithful to; N. cleavage; ADJ. cloven
protean - able to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will
swelter - (of a person) suffer from oppressive heat; be oppressed by heat
incite - arouse to action; goad; motivate; induce to exist; Ex. incite a riot/the crowd to rebellion
Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
imminent - impending; near at hand