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desperate - having lost all hope; despairing; reckless and violent because of loss of hope or despair; undertaken as a last resort
bigotry - stubborn intolerance
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
appropriate - acquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate
magniloquent - boastful; pompous
circumvent - outwit; defeat by behaving more cleverly; outsmart; baffle; avoid; get around
artisan - a manually skilled worker
collage - work of art put together from fragments
libretto - text of an opera or oratorio; CF. book
luminous - shining (esp. in the dark); issuing light; Ex. luminous paint/road signs