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Don Quixote

noun: Someone who is unrealistic, naive, chivalrous, idealistic, etc. to an absurd degree.

Machiavellianism

noun: The use of unscrupulous means, cunning, and deceit in pursuit of power, especially in politics.

prudish

adjective: Overly concerned with propriety or decorum, especially in matters of sex.

dapper

adjective: 1. Stylish in dress. 2. Small and active.

prestigious

adjective: Honored, esteemed, or having high status.

peccant

adjective: 1. Sinful. 2. Violating a rule.

nocent

adjective: 1. Harmful. 2. Guilty.

maculate

verb tr.: To stain, blemish, or pollute. adjective: Stained, spotted, or impure.

mediate

adjective: 1. Involving an intervening agency; not direct or immediate. 2. Being in a middle position. verb tr., intr.: 1. To act …

eptitude

noun: Skill or proficiency in a situation or a task.

nutant

adjective: Drooping; nodding.

noodgy

adjective: Nagging, pestering, annoying, or complaining.

numero uno

noun: 1. Oneself; one’s own interests. 2. The highest in rank, quality, importance, etc.

cruciform

adjective: In the shape of a cross. noun: Something in the shape of a cross.

swanky

adjective: 1. Stylish; fashionable; luxurious. 2. Pretentious; ostentatious.

aquaphobia

noun: A fear of water, especially of drowning.

barnacle

noun: 1. Any marine crustacean of the subclass Cirripedia that attaches itself to rocks, hulls, docks, whales, etc. 2. Someone or something …

troth

noun: 1. One’s pledged word, loyalty, or fidelity. 2. Truth. 3. Betrothal. verb tr.: To pledge or betroth.

physic

noun: 1. A medicine, especially one that acts as a laxative. 2. A doctor. 3. Medical science or the medical profession. verb …