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abstruse - obscure; profound; difficult to understand
convivial - pleasantly merry; festive; joyous; gay; characterized by joviality; jovial
quail - cower; shrink back in fear; lose heart
paleontology - study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents
perverse - purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity
malodorous - foul-smelling
trickster - person who cheats people
champion - support militantly; fight for; N: person who fights for or supports strongly (a principle, movement, person, etc.)
coercion - use of force to get someone to object; compelling; V. coerce
trappings - outward decorations; ornaments (as an outward sign of rank)