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legerdemain - sleight(dexterity) of hand; CF. light of hand
satyr - half-human, half-bestial being in the court of Dionysus (resembling a goat), portrayed as wanton(unrestrained) and cunning; lecher; CF. faun; CF. goat: lecherous man
archaeology - study of artifacts and relics of early mankind
polarize - split into opposite extremes or camps
commandeer - take (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes
idiosyncrasy - individual trait usually odd in nature; behavioral peculiarity; eccentricity; attitude, behavior, or opinion peculiar to a person; anything highly individual or eccentric; ADJ. idiosyncratic
tribune - official of ancient Rome elected by the plebians to protect their rights; protector of the people
unmitigated - (of something bad) not moderated; unrelieved or immoderate; without qualification; absolute; Ex. unmitigated disaster
recount - narrate or tell (a story); count over again
disjointed - disconnected; lacking coherence; V. disjoint: disconnect; disjoin