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::: lineaments - features especially of the face; distinctive shape or contour of the face; CF. line
::: presume - take for granted; assume; act overconfidently; take liberties; presume on/upon: take unfair advantage of (someone's kindness or connection); N. presumption
::: convert - one who has adopted a different religion or opinion; V: change into another form; (persuade to) adopt a particular religion or belief
::: anthology - book of literary selections by various authors; CF. omnibus
::: remorse - deep regret for wrongdoing; guilt; self-reproach
::: chimerical - fantastically improbable; highly unrealistic; N. chimera: unreal fancy; fire-breathing female creature
::: amalgam - combination of different things; mixture of metals (containing mercury) used for filling holes in teeth
::: mesmerize - hypnotize; N. mesmerism; CF. Franz Mesmer
::: rococo - ornate; highly decorated; N. CF. 18th century
::: vagabond - wanderer (without a permanent home); tramp