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recount - narrate or tell (a story); count over again
alloy - mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness
vigilante - one who without authority assumes law enforcement powers
augury - omen; prophecy; sign of coming events; V. augur: predict; foretell; be a sign of (something in future)
mendicant - beggar; ADJ: living as a beggar
immolate - offer or kill as a sacrifice (by fire)
delirium - mental disorder marked by confusion; uncontrolled excitement; ADJ. delirious
headstrong - willful; stubborn; unyielding; determined to have one's own way; CF. no 'excessive'
doddering - shaky; infirm from old age; V. dodder
urbane - suave; refined in manner; elegant