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disconcert - confuse; upset; embarrass; perturb
variegated - (esp. of a flower or leaf) many-colored
Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
cataract - great waterfall; eye abnormality (causing a gradual loss of eyesight)
rhapsodize - speak or write in an exaggeratedly enthusiastic manner; Ex. rhapsodize over the beauty of the scenery
ecclesiastic - ecclesiastical; pertaining to the church; N: minister; priest; cleric; clergyman
brackish - somewhat saline
intoxicate - make drunk; stimulate or excite; Ex. intoxicated by all the money he might win
fauna - animals of a period or region; CF. flora
foreboding - premonition of evil; feeling of coming evil; V. forebode: be a warning of (something unpleasant)