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caldron - (cauldron) large kettle
intoxicate - make drunk; stimulate or excite; Ex. intoxicated by all the money he might win
phoenix - symbol of immortality or rebirth; Ex. phoenix rising from its ashes
propensity - natural inclination
hermitage - home of a hermit
demure - (of a woman or child) grave; quiet and serious; coy; pretending to be demure
poseur - person who pretends to be sophisticated, elegant, etc., to impress others; person who poses; CF. pose
emasculate - weaken; castrate
contumacious - stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
defile - pollute; make filthy or dirty; corrupt morally; profane; desecrate; N: narrow passage or gorge through mountains