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pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity
impenetrable - not able to be pierced or entered; beyond understanding; impossible to understand; Ex. impenetrable mystery
pitfall - hidden danger; concealed trap
prosaic - lacking in imagination; dull and unimaginative; matter-of-fact(concerned with facts, not imagination or feelings); factual; CF. prose
manumit - emancipate; free from slavery or bondage
drudgery - hard unpleasant work; menial work
censor - (in ancient Rome) overseer of morals (also taking the census); person who eliminates inappropriate matter; V.
antipathy - aversion; dislike or opposition
sybarite - lover of luxury; person devoted to pleasure and luxury; CF. Sybaris: an ancient Greek city in Italy
surge - powerful movement of or like a wave; V.