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faculty - mental or bodily powers; teaching staff
sleight - dexterity; CF. sleight of hand: legerdemain; quickness of the hands in doing tricks
perquisite - (perk) any gain above stipulated salary; Ex. perquisites such as free meals and a car
disdain - treat with scorn or contempt
halting - hesitant; faltering; not fluent; Ex. halting steps/voice; V. halt: proceed or act with uncertainty; falter; hesitate; waver; stop
viable - capable of maintaining life; feasible; practical or workable; Ex. viable scheme
rococo - ornate; highly decorated; N. CF. 18th century
cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
largess - generous gift (given to people who do not have enough)
blunder - error; stupid mistake