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satyr - half-human, half-bestial being in the court of Dionysus (resembling a goat), portrayed as wanton(unrestrained) and cunning; lecher; CF. faun; CF. goat: lecherous man
mimicry - imitation
hydrophobia - fear of water; rabies
intrigue - make secret plans; plot; arouse the curiosity of; N: secret scheme; plot; secret love affair
ovoid - egg-shaped; CF. ovum; CF. ovulate
intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
inaugurate - begin formally; install in office; induct into office by a formal ceremony; N. inauguration; ADJ. inaugural
profane - violate; desecrate (something holy); treat unworthily; be profane for; ADJ: secular; nonreligious; irreverent for holy things
decree - authoritative order; edict; judgment of a court of law; V: order or judge by decree
supercilious - haughty; arrogant; condescending; patronizing; CF. eyebrow, cilium