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libertine - debauched person; dissolute or licentious person; rou\'e; CF. free
climactic - relating to the highest point; N. climax; CF. climatic
duress - forcible restraint, especially unlawfully; coercion by threat; illegal coercion; Ex. a promise made under duress
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
mange - skin disease (esp. of domestic animals) marked by loss of hair
requisition - formal demand or request; Ex. requisition for more computing equipment; V.
misadventure - mischance; ill luck; Ex. death by misadventure
propriety - fitness; quality of being proper; correct conduct; conformity to prevailing customs and usages; CF. proprietor, proprietary
secular - worldly; not pertaining to church matters or religion; temporal
authoritative - having the weight of authority; regarded as providing knowledge that can be trusted; reliable; peremptory and dictatorial; Ex. authoritative dictionary/manner; CF. definitive