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parquet - floor made of wood strips inlaid in a mosaic like matter; CF. strip: long narrow piece
balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate
slander - defamation; utterance of false and malicious statements; V. ADJ. slanderous
impediment - hindrance; stumbling-block; speech defect preventing clear articulation; Ex. speech impediment
autocratic - having absolute unchecked power; dictatorial; N. autocrat, autocracy
sardonic - scornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile
intoxicate - make drunk; stimulate or excite; Ex. intoxicated by all the money he might win
enigma - puzzle; mystery; ADJ. enigmatic: obscure; puzzling
afterlife - life after death; later part of one's life
inebriated - habitually intoxicated; drunk; N. inebriety