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legerdemain - sleight(dexterity) of hand; CF. light of hand
antediluvian - antiquated; extremely ancient
expiate - make amends for (a sin)
dossier - file of documents on a subject or person; file; CF. bundle of papers labeled on the back
motley - multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)
ostensible - apparent; appearing as such; professed(pretended); pretended; Ex. ostensible purpose of the expedition
denounce - condemn; criticize; N. denunciation
pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity
refectory - dining hall; room where meals are served (in a school)
emend - correct (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement