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::: careen - lurch; sway from side to side; move with irregular swinging movement; stagger
::: obelisk - tall column tapering(becoming gradually narrower toward the end) and ending in a pyramid
::: nominal - in name only; of a name; trifling; (of a sum of money) very small; CF. nominate: propose as a candidate; appoint
::: interregnum - period between two successive reigns or governments
::: flutter - (of a bird with large wings) wave (the wings) lightly, rapidly, and irregularly; vibrate rapidly or erratically; fly by waving quickly; flitter; N.
::: filch - steal (things of small value)
::: rococo - ornate; highly decorated; N. CF. 18th century
::: consequential - self-important; significant; consequent; following as a result; Ex. consequential air; CF. subsequent
::: steadfast - steadily loyal; unswerving; steady
::: fracas - brawl(noisy quarrel or fight) in which a number of people take part; melee