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maim - mutilate; injure lastingly; disable; cripple; Ex. maimed for life
tempestuous - stormy; violent; impassioned; N. tempest: violent storm
ceremonious - marked by formality; extremely formal and polite; CF. ceremony: conventional social courtesy
proponent - supporter; backer; opposite of opponent
blemish - mar; spoil the beauty or perfection of; N: flaw or defect (that spoils perfection); Ex. blemishes in the crystal; CF. unblemished
reputable - respectable; having a good reputation
prologue - introduction (to a poem or play)
disgruntle - make discontented
ordain - decree or command; grant holy orders; predestine; install as a minister, priest, or rabbi; N. ordainment; CF. ordination
plume - feather, esp. large or showy one; something that rises into the air (like the shape of a feather); Ex. plume of smoke: