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dauntless - bold; fearless
eerie - weird; causing fear because strange
mulct - defraud a person of something; swindle; Ex. mulct the boy of his legacy
belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
disconcert - confuse; upset; embarrass; perturb
detraction - slandering; aspersion; detracting; CF. detractor
lewd - lustful
figurative - not literal but metaphorical; using a figure(impression) of speech
hedonist - one who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life; CF. hedonism: practice of living one's life purely for pleasure
mores - conventions; moral standards; moral customs