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exploit - brave and successful act; deed or action, particularly a brave deed; CF. crossing the Atlantic ocean
grisly - ghastly; horrifying; Ex. grisly remains of the bodies
magisterial - authoritative; imperious; commanding; of a magistrate; Ex. magisterial study of Roman law; Ex. magisterial manner
hackles - hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise
amphitheater - oval building with tiers of seats; CF. arena
sanctuary - place of refuge; shelter; shrine; holy place; Ex. The outlaw was granted sanctuary in the church.
noxious - harmful; CF. obnoxious
lance - pierce with a lance; cut into; N: spearlike weapon
evasive - not frank; trying to hide the truth; eluding; evading; V. evade: avoid (a duty or responsibility) or escape from by deceit
bombast - grandiloquent, pompous speech