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lugubrious - mournful; sorrowful
fracas - brawl(noisy quarrel or fight) in which a number of people take part; melee
barterer - trader; V. barter: trade; exchange good for other goods rather than money
elusive - evasive; not frank; baffling; hard to grasp, catch, or understand; V. elude: escape from; escape the understanding or grasp of; Ex. elude the hunter; Ex. His name eludes me.
sovereignty - complete independence and self-government (of a country); supremacy of authority; power to govern
plaster - paste that hardens to a smooth solid and is used for coating walls; V.
noncommittal - neutral; refusing commitment to a particular opinion; unpledged; undecided
mincing - affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer
crest - top (as of a hill or wave); showy feathers on the head of a bird
formidable - menacing; arousing fear; threatening; difficult to defeat; Ex. formidable foe/question