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anticlimax - letdown in thought or emotion; something unexciting, ordinary, or disappointing coming after something important or exciting
nemesis - someone seeking revenge; source of downfall or ruin; CF. Nemesis
disbar - make (a lawyer) leave the bar or the legal profession
vendetta - blood feud (esp. between two families); CF. Nina Williams
guileless - without deceit
doctrinaire - unable to compromise about points of doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding; marked by inflexible attachment to a doctrine without regard to its practical difficulties
foster - rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
ambience - environment; atmosphere; Ex. restraurant with a pleasant ambience; ADJ. ambient: completely surrounding; Ex. ambient temperature
mangle - tear or cut to pieces; mutilate or disfigure; Ex. badly mangled bodies
shard - fragment generally of broken pottery (glass, clay bowl, or cup)