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celerity - speed; rapidity
retentive - holding; able to retain things (esp. facts in the mind); having a good memory
malediction - curse
verve - enthusiasm (as in artistic performance or composition); liveliness; vigor
infringe - violate (a law); encroach (the right of another person)
brand - trademark; mark burned on the hide of an animal; mark burned into the flesh of criminals; mark of disgrace; V: mark with a brand; give a lasting bad name; stigmatize; Ex. The press branded him a liar.
incite - arouse to action; goad; motivate; induce to exist; Ex. incite a riot/the crowd to rebellion
detrimental - harmful; damaging; N. detriment
circumlocution - indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
alias - an assumed name esp. by a criminal (usually to mislead people); ADV. alias