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idyll - (idyl) short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers
subterfuge - stratagem(deceptive scheme); pretense; evasion; Ex. resort to a harmless subterfuge
deadpan - wooden; impassive; with no show of feeling; with an expressionless face
occult - mysterious; secret; supernatural; beyond human comprehension; CF. mysterious to human ?; OP. bare
ensue - follow (as a result)
introvert - one who is introspective or inclined to think more about oneself; ADJ. introverted
castigation - punishment; severe criticism or disapproval
sanctimonious - displaying ostentatious or hypocritical devoutness; N. sanctimony: hypocritical piety
physiognomy - face (as showing the character and the mind); art of judging human character from facial features
anathema - solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse; V. anathematize