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cryptic - mysterious; hidden; secret
context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
beset - harass or trouble from all directions; hem in
temperament - characteristic frame of mind; disposition; emotional excess; ADJ. temperamental: of temperament; having frequent changes of temper; Ex. temperamental dislike of sports; Ex. temperamental actress
peremptory - demanding and leaving no choice; imperative; Ex. peremptory decree/knock
scrutinize - examine closely and critically; N. scrutiny
tanner - person who turns animal hides into leather
monarchy - government under a single ruler
artifice - deception; trickery
reprimand - reprove severely; rebuke; N.