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::: coterie - group that meets socially; select circle; close group of people with shared interests
::: overwrought - nervous or excited; extremely agitated; hysterical; wrought-up; CF. wrought: made or done
::: anarchist - person who seeks to overturn the established government; advocate of abolishing authority
::: transgression - violation of a law; sin; V. transgress: go beyond (a limit); violate; do wrong
::: dissolution - disintegration; reduction to a liquid form; looseness in morals; sensual indulgence; debauchery; ADJ. dissolute: lacking in moral restraint; leading an immoral life
::: quip - taunt; clever sarcastic remark; V.
::: compact - agreement; contract; ADJ: tightly packed; firm; brief; concise; Ex. compact statement
::: disport - amuse; Ex. disport oneself; CF. divert
::: preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
::: fervor - glowing ardor; intensity of feeling; quality of being fervent or fervid; zeal; intense heat