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anonymity - state of being nameless; anonymousness; ADJ. anonymous
potent - powerful; convincing; persuasive; greatly influential
diffidence - shyness; lack of self-confidence; timidity; ADJ. diffident
hermetic - concerning alchemy or magic; obscure and mysterious; occult
swagger - walk or behave with an over-confident manner
summation - act of finding the total; summing-up; summary (esp. one given by the judge at the end of a trial)
archives - public records; place where public records are kept
alleviate - relieve (pain)
refurbish - renovate; make clean, bright, or fresh (make new) again; make bright by polishing; Ex. refurbish an old theater; CF. furbish: polish
hue_and_cry - outcry; loud cry or clamor; strong protest; Ex. hue and cry against the new rule