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ominous - threatening; of an evil omen
motley - multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)
proscenium - part of stage in front of curtain; front arch of a stage
insomnia - wakefulness; inability to sleep
placate - pacify; bring peace to; conciliate; appease
plutocracy - society ruled by the wealthy
penury - extreme poverty; stinginess; ADJ. penurious: very poor; stingy
physiognomy - face (as showing the character and the mind); art of judging human character from facial features
sprightly - lively
atrocity - brutal deed; ADJ. atrocious