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bane - posion; cause of ruin; ADJ. baneful: harmful; poisonous
fledgling - (fledgeling) inexperienced; N: young bird that has acquired wing feathers and is learning to fly; inexperienced person
compliance - conformity in fulfilling requirements; readiness to yield; disposition to yield to others; V. comply
vicar - parish priest; representative
mordant - biting; sarcastic; stinging; (apprec.) incisive; cutting; Ex. mordant pen/wit
contraband - illegal trade; smuggling; smuggled goods; ADJ.
parable - short simple story teaching a moral
malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
embroil - throw into confusion; involve in strife, dispute, or quarrel; entangle; CF. imbroglio
verve - enthusiasm (as in artistic performance or composition); liveliness; vigor