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::: impudence - impertinence; insolence
::: demotic - of or pertaining to the people
::: interdict - prohibit; forbid; N.
::: desperate - having lost all hope; despairing; reckless and violent because of loss of hope or despair; undertaken as a last resort
::: buttress - support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
::: mealymouthed - indirect in speech (when something unpleasant must be said); hypocritical; evasive
::: interregnum - period between two successive reigns or governments
::: soliloquy - talking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)
::: defrock - strip a priest or minister of church authority; unfrock
::: diaphanous - sheer; transparent