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quicksilver - mercury
casualty - serious or fatal accident; person killed or wounded in an accident or battle
travesty - copy or example of something that completely misrepresents the true nature of the real thing; comical parody or imitation; treatment aimed at making something appear ridiculous; Ex. travesty of justice; OP. paragon
skulk - move furtively and secretly; Ex. He skulked through the less fashionable sections of the city.
accrue - come to one as a gain; accumulate over time; come about by addition; Ex. benefits that accrue from scientific research; Ex. interest accruing in a bank account; N. accrual
irresolute - uncertain how to act; weak; lacking in resolution; indecisive; N. irresolution
compendium - brief, comprehensive summary; ADJ. compendious
consummate - complete; V.
opprobrium - infamy; disgrace arising from shameful conduct; vilification(slander); scorn; contempt; Ex. opprobrium hurled against him; ADJ. opprobrious: expressing contempt; shameful or infamous
simper - smirk; smile in a silly way; smile affectedly