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dilettante - aimless follower of an art or a field of knowledge (not taking it seriously); amateur; dabbler; CF. delight
pluck - courage; V: pull off or out; pull out the hair or feathers of; ADJ. plucky: courageous; brave
saturnine - morose; gloomy; Ex. Do not be misled by his saturnine countenance.
mordant - biting; sarcastic; stinging; (apprec.) incisive; cutting; Ex. mordant pen/wit
occult - mysterious; secret; supernatural; beyond human comprehension; CF. mysterious to human ?; OP. bare
sublimate - refine; purify; replace (natural urges) with socially acceptable activities; change between a solid state and a gaseous state
turbulence - state of violent agitation; ADJ. turbulent: violently agitated or disturbed
continence - self-restraint; sexual chastity; sexual abstinence; voluntary control over bladder and bowel functions; ADJ. continent
edifice - building (of imposing size)
rabid - of or suffering rabies; like a fanatic; extremely zealous; furious; CF. rabies: hydrophobia