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opportunist - individual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of circumstances; N. opportunism
corpus - collection (of writings or information); Ex. the corpus of Shakespear's works; Cf. corpse
quicksilver - mercury
magniloquent - boastful; pompous
propound - put forth for consideration or analysis; set forth; Ex. propound a problem/theory
desperate - having lost all hope; despairing; reckless and violent because of loss of hope or despair; undertaken as a last resort
wily - crafty; cunning; artful; N. wile: deceitful stratagem
amicable - peaceful; politely friendly; not quarrelsome; Ex. amicable settlement
progenitor - ancestor
sanctuary - place of refuge; shelter; shrine; holy place; Ex. The outlaw was granted sanctuary in the church.