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sensuous - giving pleasure to the senses; pertaining to the physical senses; operating through the senses; sensuous feeling of soft velvet on the skin
pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity
putrescent - becoming putrid; putrefying
jingoist - extremely aggressive and militant patriot; warlike chauvinist; N. jingoism: extreme nationalism
swagger - walk or behave with an over-confident manner
evenhanded - impartial; fair
necromancy - black magic; sorcery; dealings with the dead; art that professes to communicate with the spirits of the dead so as to predict the future; CF. necromancer; CF. necro+divination; CF. necro-: death; Ex. necropolis
scenario - plot outline; screenplay(script for a movie); opera libretto; outline of possible future events
craven - cowardly
prize - pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)