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steep - soak; saturate; Ex. steep the fabric in the dye bath; ADJ: precipitous
desperado - reckless, desperate outlaw
complicity - participation; involvement (in a questionable act or a crime)
chimerical - fantastically improbable; highly unrealistic; N. chimera: unreal fancy; fire-breathing female creature
levee - earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding; CF. raise
sibylline - prophetic; oracular; N. sibyl: woman prophet (in the ancient world)
shambles - (place or scene of) complete disorder or ruin; wreck; mess; Ex. After the hurricane, the coast was a shambles.
miserly - stingy; mean
berate - scold strongly
creed - system of religious or ethical belief