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ruse - trick to deceive; stratagem
marginal - of a margin; barely within a limit; Ex. marginal effect/writing ability
determination - resolve; firmness of purpose; measurement or calculation; decision
posterity - descendants; future generations; Ex. go down to posterity; CF. posterior, anterior
rakish - jaunty; stylish; sporty; morally corrupt; dissolute; Ex. He wore his hat at a rakish and jaunty angle.
vituperative - abusive; scolding; V. vituperate: berate; scold; rail against abusively
buccaneer - pirate
arcane - esoteric; secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated; Ex. arcane ritual; Ex. arcane process closed to the uninitiated listener
disport - amuse; Ex. disport oneself; CF. divert
bluster - blow in heavy gusts; threaten emptily; bully; speak in a noisy or bullying manner; CF. breeze, gust, gale