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legerdemain - sleight(dexterity) of hand; CF. light of hand
mortician - undertaker; CF. death
encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
inkling - hint; slight indication
flamboyant - ornate; highly elaborate; richly colored; ostentatious; showy; CF. flame
compulsive - resulting from compulsion
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
nirvana - in Buddhist teachings, the ideal state in which the individual loses himself in the attainment of an impersonal beatitude
autopsy - examination of a dead body; postmortem; V.
transgression - violation of a law; sin; V. transgress: go beyond (a limit); violate; do wrong