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stigma - token of disgrace; brand; V. stigmatize: mark with a stigma; characterize as disgraceful
chivalrous - courteous; faithful; brave; N. chivalry
apropos - with reference to; regarding; Ex. remarks apropos (of) the present situation; ADJ. ADV.
atheistic - denying the existence of God; N. atheism
intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
inveigle - deceive; lead astray by deception; wheedle(cajole); Ex. inveigle her into joining the club; CF. interest dishonestly
meretricious - flashy; tawdry; attractive on the surface but of no real value; Ex. metericious argument/jewel; CF. prostitute
misadventure - mischance; ill luck; Ex. death by misadventure
delusive - deceptive; likely to delude; misleading; raising vain hopes; Ex. delusive promises
nirvana - in Buddhist teachings, the ideal state in which the individual loses himself in the attainment of an impersonal beatitude