confidential - spoken or written in secret; trusted with private matters; Ex. confidential secretary

auspicious - favoring success; giving signs of future success; Cf. auspices

ecologist - person concerned with the interrelationship between living organisms and their environment; person concerned with the detrimental effects of human civilization on the environment; CF. ecology

implacable - incapable of being pacified; impossible to appease; Ex. implacable enemy

lectern - reading desk or stand for a public speaker

tangential - only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent

imperious - domineering; too commanding; haughty; CF. imperial/emperor

confluence - flowing together; the place where two rivers flow together; crowd; gathering together

evocative - tending to call up (emotions, memories)

soporific - sleep-causing; marked by sleepiness; drowsy

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