Aficionado- a serious devotee of some particular genre, thing, person, etc.
Browbeat- to discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate
Commensurate- able to be measured by a common standard
Diaphanous- Of such fine texture as to be transparent or translucent
Emolument- Payment for an office or employment
Foray- an initial venture
Genre- a class or category of artistic endeavor having a particular form, content, technique, or the like: the genre of epic poetry;
Homily- An inspirational saying or platitude
Immure- To confine within or as if within walls; imprison
Insouciant- carefree or unconcerned; light-hearted
Matrix- a substance, situation, or environment in which something has its origin, takes
form, or is enclosed
Obsequies- A funeral rite or ceremony
Panache- a grand or flamboyant manner; verve; style; flair: The actor who would play Cyrano must have panache.
Persona- The role that one assumes or displays in public or society; one's public image or
Personality, as distinguished from the inner self
Philippic- a bitter or impassioned speech of denunciation; invective
Prurient- unusually or morbidly interested in sexual thoughts or practices
Sacrosanct- Regarded as sacred and inviolable
Systemic- Of or relating to systems or a system
Tendentious- having or showing a definite tendency, bias, or purpose: a tendentious novel.
Vicissitude- A change or variation