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crypt - secret recess or vault usually used for burial; underground room (under a church)
precipitate - hurl downward; throw headlong; hasten; cause to happen sooner; condense and fall as rain or snow; cause (a solid substance) to be separated from a solution; ADJ. hasty; rash; premature; sudden
mauve - pale purple
vendetta - blood feud (esp. between two families); CF. Nina Williams
stratagem - deceptive scheme; clever trick
tedium - boredom; weariness; ADJ. tedious
demoniac - (demoniacal) fiendish; cruel; N. demon: evil supernatural being; devil
discomfit - frustrate; put to rout; defeat; disconcert; embarrass; perturb
intoxicate - make drunk; stimulate or excite; Ex. intoxicated by all the money he might win
spectrum - colored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism; broad and continuous range; Ex. whole spectrum of modern thoughts