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precedent - something preceding in time which may be used as an authority or guide for future action; V. precede; CF. unprecedented
propinquity - nearness (in space or relationship); proximity; kinship
rhapsodize - speak or write in an exaggeratedly enthusiastic manner; Ex. rhapsodize over the beauty of the scenery
idiosyncrasy - individual trait usually odd in nature; behavioral peculiarity; eccentricity; attitude, behavior, or opinion peculiar to a person; anything highly individual or eccentric; ADJ. idiosyncratic
acumen - mental keenness; sharpness of judgment; ability to judge quickly and well; Ex. business acumen
dour - sullen; gloomy; stubborn
imposture - assuming a false identity; masquerade; CF. impostor
satirical - using satire; mocking
gouge - overcharge (with high price); extort from; Ex. gouge the public; CF. usury
chalice - goblet; consecrated cup