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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
animadversion - critical remark; V. animadvert: comment critically with disapproval
occult - mysterious; secret; supernatural; beyond human comprehension; CF. mysterious to human ?; OP. bare
retinue - following; attendants
imprudent - lacking caution; not prudent; injudicious
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
amulet - charm; talisman; an object worn believed to protect against evil, bad luck
jaunt - trip; short journey
dearth - scarcity
perpetuate - make perpetual; make something last for a long time; preserve from extinction; N. perpetuity