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specious - seemingly reasonable but incorrect; misleading (often intentionally)
ennui - boredom; listlessness and dissatisfaction resulting from lack of interest; CF. annoy
verisimilitude - appearance of truth; quality of appearing to be true or real; likelihood; Ex. verisimilitude of her performance as Lady Macbeth
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
prosperity - good fortune and financial success; physical well-being
aerie - (aery,eyrie,eyry) nest of a large bird of prey
blemish - mar; spoil the beauty or perfection of; N: flaw or defect (that spoils perfection); Ex. blemishes in the crystal; CF. unblemished
proscenium - part of stage in front of curtain; front arch of a stage
willful - wilful; intentional; headstrong
mogul - powerful person; Ex. oil moguls; CF. Mogol, Moghul; CF. Mongolian