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oust - expel; drive out; force out; N. ouster: ousting
insensate - without feeling; lacking sense; foolish
phoenix - symbol of immortality or rebirth; Ex. phoenix rising from its ashes
ulterior - intentionally hidden; beyond what is evident; situated beyond; unstated and often questionable; Ex. ulterior motive
auroral - pertaining to the aurora borealis; CF. aurora australis
secrete - conceal; hide away or cache; produce and release a substance into an organism; CF. secretive
idyll - (idyl) short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers
taciturn - habitually silent; talking little
panache - flair; manner of doing things without any difficulty (causing admiration); flamboyance; bunch of feathers (on a helmet); Ex. with great panache; CF.
alloy - mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness