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meretricious - flashy; tawdry; attractive on the surface but of no real value; Ex. metericious argument/jewel; CF. prostitute
outwit - outsmart; defeat by behaving more cleverly
blemish - mar; spoil the beauty or perfection of; N: flaw or defect (that spoils perfection); Ex. blemishes in the crystal; CF. unblemished
incipient - beginning; in an early stage
reprobation - severe disapproval; CF. approbation
fracas - brawl(noisy quarrel or fight) in which a number of people take part; melee
chivalrous - courteous; faithful; brave; N. chivalry
claustrophobia - fear of being locked in
confound - confuse; puzzle
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