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spruce - neat and trim in appearance; smart; Ex. Be spruce for your job interview; V.
adapt - make or become suitable for a specific use; alter; modify; adjust; N. adaptation: act of adapting; composition recast into a new form; Ex. The play is an adaption of a short novel.
lucid - easily understood; clear; intelligible; N. lucidity
puissant - powerful; strong; potent; N. puissance: power
impale - pierce (with a sharp point); Ex. impaled by the spear
Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
plausible - conceivably true; having a show of truth but open to doubt; specious
eccentric - irregular; odd; unconventional; whimsical; bizarre; not concentric
chaste - morally pure; virginal; abstaining from illicit sexual acts; modest; simple (of a style of writing); not highly decorated; austere