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ambush - act of lying in wait to attack by surprise; sudden attack made from a concealed position; Ex. lie in ambush; V.
vigilante - one who without authority assumes law enforcement powers
drastic - strong; violent and severe; Ex. drastic changes/measures
exquisite - delicate; very finely made; extremely beautiful; Ex. exquisite piece of jewelry
preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
gild - cover with a thin layer of gold
arroyo - gully; narrow channel formed by rainwater
eminent - rising above others; high; lofty; distinguished; Ex. eminent position
prolixity - tedious wordiness; verbosity; ADJ. prolix: wordy; verbose; diffuse
implausible - unlikely (to be true); unbelievable; Ex. implausible alibi