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::: phoenix - symbol of immortality or rebirth; Ex. phoenix rising from its ashes
::: temerity - boldness; nerve; rashness; Ex. temerity to ask for a pay increase after only three day's work
::: gargantuan - huge; enormous; gigantic; CF. the hero of Gargantua and Pantagruel
::: contagion - infection (by contact); ADJ. contagious; CF. infectious: that can be passed by infection in the air
::: hypocritical - pretending to be virtuous; deceiving; N. hypocrisy: profession of beliefs one does not possess; CF. hypocrite
::: ramshackle - (of a building or vehicle) poorly constructed; rickety; falling apart
::: dereliction - neglect of duty; abandonment
::: sinister - evil; ominous
::: Bacchanalia - the ancient Roman festival in honor of Bacchus
::: induct - place formally in office; install; admit as a member; initiate; N. induction: inducting; process of deriving general principles from particular facts