progeny - children; offspring; descendants
indefatigable - tireless; untiring; showing no sign of getting tired
insensate - without feeling; lacking sense; foolish
quietude - tranquillity; calmness
tactile - pertaining to the organs or sense of touch
proscenium - part of stage in front of curtain; front arch of a stage
chaff - worthless products of an endeavor; husk(outer seed cover) separated from grain; Ex. separate the wheat from the chaff
figment - invention; something invented; imaginary thing; Ex. figment of your imagination
degenerate - become worse in quality; deteriorate; ADJ: having become worse; Ex. a degenerate species; N: depraved or corrupt person
clairvoyant - having foresight; fortuneteller; N. clairvoyance
lexicographer - compiler of a dictionary; CF. lexicography: work of compiling a dictionary

fulminate - thunder; explode; issue a severe denunciation

uproar - noisy confusion

categorical - without exceptions; made without any doubt in mind; unqualified; absolute

amiss - wrong; faulty; Ex. something amiss; ADV.

overweening - arrogant; presumptuous

contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist

rudimentary - elementary; not developed; crude; N. rudiment: fundamental element or principle; Ex. rudiments of the language

addle - make or become confused; muddle; drive crazy; become rotten (egg)

nonchalance - indifference; lack of concern; composure; ADJ. nonchalant: unconcerned; cool; indifferent; Ex. nonchalant attitude to his debts
hypocritical - pretending to be virtuous; deceiving; N. hypocrisy: profession of beliefs one does not possess; CF. hypocrite

prestige - respect or admiration; impression produced by achievements or reputation; ADJ: causing admiration; ADJ. prestigious: having prestige

vortex - whirlwind; whirlpool; center of turbulence; predicament into which one is inexorably plunged

determinate - having a fixed order of procedure; precisely defined; invariable; fixed; conclusive; final

corrosive - eating away by chemicals or disease; (of language) fierce

incessant - uninterrupted; unceasing

sloth - slow moving tree-dwelling mammal; laziness; ADJ. slothful: lazy; indolent

figurative - not literal but metaphorical; using a figure(impression) of speech

impartial - not biased; fair; N. impartiality

prelude - introduction; introductory performance or event; forerunner