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rakish - jaunty; stylish; sporty; morally corrupt; dissolute; Ex. He wore his hat at a rakish and jaunty angle.
consanguinity - kinship; relationship by birth
undertaker - funeral director; one whose business is to arrange burials
labyrinth - maze
belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
savor - enjoy; have a distinctive flavor, smell, or quality; N: taste or smell; distinctive quality
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
diversion - act of turning aside; pastime; V. divert: turn aside from a course; distract; amuse
embroil - throw into confusion; involve in strife, dispute, or quarrel; entangle; CF. imbroglio
torpor - lethargy; sluggishness; dormancy; ADJ. torpid: lethargic; lazy; inactive; (of an animal) dormant; hibernating