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histrionic - theatrical; excessively dramatic or emotional; affected; of actors or acting; N. histrionics: histrionic behavior
caldron - (cauldron) large kettle
nostrum - questionable medicine; quack medicine; CF. our (remedy)
foreboding - premonition of evil; feeling of coming evil; V. forebode: be a warning of (something unpleasant)
disquisition - formal systematic inquiry; explanation of the results of a formal inquiry; long formal speech or written report
sibylline - prophetic; oracular; N. sibyl: woman prophet (in the ancient world)
draft - first rough form; conscription; draught; V: make a draft of; conscript
remnant - remainder
venial - (of a fault or sin) forgivable; trivial
motley - multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)