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vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
forbearance - patience; forgiveness; V. forbear: refrain from (in a generous and forgiving way); be patient; Ex. forbear to send him to prison
regal - royal; of a monarch; Ex. regal manner
forestall - prevent by taking action in advance
impale - pierce (with a sharp point); Ex. impaled by the spear
avarice - greediness for wealth
detrimental - harmful; damaging; N. detriment
interloper - intruder; one who interferes
desperado - reckless, desperate outlaw
opulence - extreme wealth; luxuriousness; abundance; ADJ. opulent: possessing great wealth; abundant