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shyster - lawyer using questionable methods; unscrupulous practioner
dowry - money or property brought by a bride to her husband at marriage
misconduct - immoral behavior; bad management; V.
genesis - beginning; origin
rostrum - raised platform for speech-making; pulpit
remission - temporary moderation (of disease symptoms); remitting of a debt or punishment; cancelation of a debt; pardon; Ex. The disease went into remission; Ex. Christians pray for the remission of sins.
plume - feather, esp. large or showy one; something that rises into the air (like the shape of a feather); Ex. plume of smoke:
ceremonious - marked by formality; extremely formal and polite; CF. ceremony: conventional social courtesy
jollity - gaiety; cheerfulness; ADJ. jolly: merry; gay
raconteur - story-teller; one who tells stories with wit and skill