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mannered - affected; not natural; Ex. mannered way of speech
gorge - narrow canyon; steep rocky cleft; ravine (made by a stream which runs through it)
historic - important in history; Ex. historic battle
terse - concise; abrupt; pithy
Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
compromise - adjust or settle by making mutual concessions; endanger the interests or reputation of; put into danger, disrepute, or a dishonorable position; Ex. compromise one's principle; N.
elaboration - addition of details; intricacy
pallid - pale; wan; Ex. pallid complexion
mesmerize - hypnotize; N. mesmerism; CF. Franz Mesmer
quiescent - dormant; temporarily inactive; at rest; N. quiescence