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disquisition - formal systematic inquiry; explanation of the results of a formal inquiry; long formal speech or written report
terse - concise; abrupt; pithy
prophylactic - used to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease
penumbra - partial shadow (in an eclipse); CF. almost shadow
impending - nearing; approaching; about to happen
mealymouthed - indirect in speech (when something unpleasant must be said); hypocritical; evasive
festive - joyous; celebratory; relating to a feast or festival
zest - outer skin of an orange used for giving a special taste to food; spice; interest; flavor; spirited enjoyment; Ex. add a certain zest to the affair; Ex. zest for life
composure - mental calmness
cabal - small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests