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pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity
recount - narrate or tell (a story); count over again
intoxicate - make drunk; stimulate or excite; Ex. intoxicated by all the money he might win
bastion - stronghold; something seen as a source of protection; Ex. the last bastion of male chauvinism
covert - secret; hidden; implied; OP. overt
depose - dethrone; remove from office; give a deposition; testify
resentment - indignation; bitterness; displeasure; V. resent: feel anger about
ignominy - deep disgrace; shame or dishonor; ADJ. ignominious; Ex. ignominous defeat
chicanery - trickery; deception
litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''