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obsolete - outmoded; no longer used
poseur - person who pretends to be sophisticated, elegant, etc., to impress others; person who poses; CF. pose
convulsion - violent uncontrollable shaking movement (caused by illness); V. convulse; ADJ. convulsive
canker - any ulcerous sore; ulcer; any evil; CF. cancer
profligate - wasteful (of money); dissipated; wildly immoral; dissolute; N: profligate person; N. profligacy
sear - burn the surface of; char or burn; brand; parch; cause (a plant) to wither
milieu - social environment; means of expression; Ex. feel out of one's milieu; Ex. His proper milieu is watercolor.
soliloquy - talking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)
vendetta - blood feud (esp. between two families); CF. Nina Williams
relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm