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satyr - half-human, half-bestial being in the court of Dionysus (resembling a goat), portrayed as wanton(unrestrained) and cunning; lecher; CF. faun; CF. goat: lecherous man
maritime - bordering on(adjacent to) the sea; nautical; of the ships or the sea; Ex. Maritime Provinces
importune - beg persistently; make repeated requests (in an annoying way)
equanimity - calmness of temperament; composure
penchant - strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars
contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
ductile - malleable; pliable; (of metals) easily pulled into shape; flexible; (of someone) easily influenced or controlled
parquet - floor made of wood strips inlaid in a mosaic like matter; CF. strip: long narrow piece
apotheosis - elevation to godhood; an ideal example of something
reprimand - reprove severely; rebuke; N.