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trappings - outward decorations; ornaments (as an outward sign of rank)
freebooter - pirate or plunderer who makes war in order to grow rich
disparate - basically different; impossible to compare; unrelated
incense - enrage; infuriate(make furious); make extremely angry; outrage; N: aromatic substance burned to produce a pleasant odor
cohorts - group of people who share some common quality; armed band; a group of between 300 and 600 soldiers under one commander (in the ancient Rome)
initiate - begin; originate; receive into a group; introduce to a new field or activity; Ex. initiate someone into the mysteries of a secret religion; N: one who has been initiated
homogeneous - of the same kind; uniform in composition throughout
linger - loiter or dawdle; be slow in leaving; delay going; continue or persist; be slow to disappear; Ex. The smell lingered for days.
marital - pertaining to marriage
metaphor - implied comparison; CF. simile