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fiasco - total failure; CF. bottle
unassailable - not open to attack; impregnable; not subject to question
clandestine - secret
poignancy - quality of being deeply moving; keenness of emotion; ADJ. poignant: touching; deeply moving; (of sorrow, grief, etc.) painful; keenly distressing to the mind; Ex. poignant memory/anxiety; CF. prick
ichthyology - study of fish; CF. ichthyo-: fish
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
casualty - serious or fatal accident; person killed or wounded in an accident or battle
pending - not yet decided or settled; impending; Ex. pending decision; PREP. while awaiting; until; Ex. delay the decision pending his return
willful - wilful; intentional; headstrong
sleight - dexterity; CF. sleight of hand: legerdemain; quickness of the hands in doing tricks