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concoct - prepare by mixing or combining; make up in concert; devise (something false) so as to deceive; Ex. concoct an elaborate excuse for being late; N. concoction
quaint - odd in an old-fashioned way; odd; old-fashioned; picturesque
ecliptic - path of the sun and the planets
proscribe - prohibit; ostracize; banish; outlaw
mannerism - distinctive behavioral trait; affected style in art (according to a set of styles)
predator - predatory animal or bird; predatory person; creature that seizes and devours another animal; person who robs or exploits others; ADJ. predatory: living by preying on other organisms; plundering; N. predation
confidence - self-assurance; calm unworried feeling based on a strong belief in one's abilities; strong belief in the ability of a person or plan; trust or faith in a person or thing; something confided; secret; Ex. confidence in your ability; Ex. I'm telling you this in confidence; Ex. exchange confidences about their boyfriends; ADJ. confident
unfaltering - steadfast; firm; not changing
apologist - one who writes in defense of a cause or institution; N. apologia
haggle - argue about prices (in an attempt to bargain)