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provocative - arousing anger or sexual interest; annoying; Ex. provocative in tight jeans; V. provoke: incite to anger; cause (an unpleasant action or feeling); N. provocation
deride - ridicule; treat with contempt; make fun of; OP. respect
piquant - pleasantly tart-tasting; spicy; pleasantly stimulating; Ex. piquant situation when my old enemy asked for my help
recumbent - reclining; lying down completely or in part
caldron - (cauldron) large kettle
buoyant - able to float; cheerful and optimistic; N. buoyancy; Ex. buoyancy of wood/water/American market
functional - made for practical use only (without decoration); functioning; Ex. functional modern furniture; CF. functionalism
malfeasance - wrongdoing; misconduct (by a public official)
musky - having the odor of musk; N. musk: odorous substance secreted by an Asian deer
provenance - place of origin; origin or source of something; Ex. Gunpowder is of Chinese provenance; CF. come