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mercurial - capricious; quick and changing; fickle; containing the element mercury; Ex. mercurial temper; CF. mood
filigree - delicate ornamental lacelike metalwork
waggish - humorous; mischievous; tricky
dilatory - delaying; tending to delay
penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
revelry - boisterous merrymaking; V. revel: engage boisterous festivities; enjoy greatly; N: boisterous festivity or celebration
mayhem - injury to body; crime of willfully maiming or crippling a person; violent disorder; Ex. mayhem in the zoo; CF. maim
corroborate - confirm; support; strengthen
assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
enliven - make lively or spirited; animate