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grisly - ghastly; horrifying; Ex. grisly remains of the bodies
repartee - quick clever reply
modulate - tone down in intensity; change the intensity or tone of; regulate; change from one musical key to another; Ex. modulate from E to G
rampant - growing or spreading uncontrollably; growing in profusion; unrestrained; Ex. rampant lawlessness/weed
mettle - courage (to continue bravely in spite of difficulties); spirit; ADJ. mettlesome
concentric - having a common center
vitreous - of glass; pertaining to or resembling glass; V. vitrify: change into glass; CF. petrify
elusive - evasive; not frank; baffling; hard to grasp, catch, or understand; V. elude: escape from; escape the understanding or grasp of; Ex. elude the hunter; Ex. His name eludes me.
patois - local or provincial dialect
panache - flair; manner of doing things without any difficulty (causing admiration); flamboyance; bunch of feathers (on a helmet); Ex. with great panache; CF.