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accoutre - equip; N. accoutrement
vendetta - blood feud (esp. between two families); CF. Nina Williams
slander - defamation; utterance of false and malicious statements; V. ADJ. slanderous
paradox - something apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct
celibate - abstaining from sexual intercourse; unmarried; N. celibacy
recline - lie down
derogatory - expressing a low opinion; disparaging; V. derogate: detract; disparage
malfeasance - wrongdoing; misconduct (by a public official)
amphitheater - oval building with tiers of seats; CF. arena
provocative - arousing anger or sexual interest; annoying; Ex. provocative in tight jeans; V. provoke: incite to anger; cause (an unpleasant action or feeling); N. provocation