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regent - a person who governs in place of a ruler who is ill, absent, or still a child; ADJ. Ex. the Prince regent
confound - confuse; puzzle
conceit - vanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)
avid - greedy; extremely eager for; Ex. avid learner; N. avidity
sodden - thoroughly soaked; dull or stupid as if from drink
grimace - facial distortion to show feeling such as pain, disgust, etc; V.
gnome - dwarf; underground spirit who guards treasure hoards
fatalism - belief that events are determined by forces or fates beyond one's control; ADJ. fatalistic; CF. fatal: causing death
pastiche - imitation of another's style in musical composition or in writing; work of art openly imitating the works of other artists
improvise - compose on the spur of the moment