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vendetta - blood feud (esp. between two families); CF. Nina Williams
solecism - nonstandard grammatical construction; construction that is flagrantly incorrect grammatically; violation of social etiquette
auspicious - favoring success; giving signs of future success; Cf. auspices
correlation - mutual relationship
coddle - treat gently; indulge excessively; pamper; mollycoddle; baby; cook in water just below boiling point; Ex. coddled eggs
forthcoming - happening in the near future; ready; willing to help; Ex. No answer was forthcoming.
impertinent - insolent; rude; not pertinent; N. impertinence
thrash - beat with a whip or flail; defeat utterly; talk about thoroughly in order to find the answer; move wildly or violently; Ex. The fishes thrashed about in the net.
ratiocination - reasoning; act of drawing conclusions from premises; V. ratiocinate: reason logically
collected - composed; calm; self-possessed