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::: ribald - marked by vulgar lewd humor; wanton; profane; N. ribaldry: ribald language or joke
::: viscid - adhesive; gluey
::: nonplus - put at a loss; bring to a halt by confusion; perplex; CF. no more
::: gargoyle - waterspout carved in grotesque figures on a building
::: posthumous - after death (as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death); coming or occurring after one's death; Ex. posthumous fame/novel
::: ephemeral - short-lived; fleeting
::: virtue - goodness; moral excellence; good quality; advantage; Ex. by virtue of; Ex. make a virtue of necessity
::: arbitrary - unreasonable or capricious; random; tyrannical; Ex. arbitrary ruler
::: tempestuous - stormy; violent; impassioned; N. tempest: violent storm
::: careen - lurch; sway from side to side; move with irregular swinging movement; stagger