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livid - lead-colored; black and blue (as from a bruise); ashen; enraged; extremely angry
protean - able to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will
allay - calm; pacify
vitiate - spoil the effect of; make inoperative; corrupt morally
prerogative - privilege; unquestionable right; CF. ask before
decadence - decay; fall to a lower level (of morality, civilization, or art); ADJ. decadent
sinuous - twisting; winding; bending in and out; not morally honest
sprightly - lively
missile - object to be thrown or projected
conception - beginning; forming of an idea; fertilization; V. conceive: form an idea in the mind; devise; become pregnant; CF. inception