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licentious - amoral; lewd and lascivious; unrestrained
pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity
scabbard - case for a sword blade; sheath
precipitant - something that causes a substance in a chemical solution to separate out in solid form; ħ
shackle - chain; fetter; confine with shackles; N.
firebrand - piece of burning wood; hothead; troublemaker; person who stirs up trouble
sententious - pithy; terse; concise; aphoristic
misapprehension - error; misunderstanding; V. misapprehend
exposure - risk, particularly of being exposed to disease or to the elements; unmasking; act of laying something open; Ex. exposure of governmental corruption
protean - able to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will