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mischance - ill luck
metaphor - implied comparison; CF. simile
venal - capable of being bribed; corrupt; CF. vernal
bilk - swindle; cheat
hackles - hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise
deride - ridicule; treat with contempt; make fun of; OP. respect
heyday - time of greatest success or power; prime
respiration - breathing; exhalation; ADJ. respiratory
reputed - supposed; Ex. reputed father of the child; V. repute: consider; N. repute: reputation; esteem
deciduous - falling off at a specific season or stage of growth as of leaves; Ex. deciduous tree/teeth