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polyglot - speaking several languages; multilingual; Ex. polyglot person/society; N.
resilient - elastic; having the power of springing back; able to recover quickly (as from misfortune)
connivance - pretense of ignorance of something wrong; assistance; permission to offend; V. connive: feign ignorance (of a wrong); cooperate secretly in an illegal action; conspire
zest - outer skin of an orange used for giving a special taste to food; spice; interest; flavor; spirited enjoyment; Ex. add a certain zest to the affair; Ex. zest for life
soliloquy - talking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)
aegis - shield; protection; defense
cohorts - group of people who share some common quality; armed band; a group of between 300 and 600 soldiers under one commander (in the ancient Rome)
procrastinate - postpone; delay or put off
propitiate - appease; conciliate; make peaceful; ADJ. propitiatory
mannered - affected; not natural; Ex. mannered way of speech