Antipathy
A strong feeling of dislike.
Balustrade
A railing supported by short pillars.
Broiling
From the verb broil meaning to grill meat or fish. Food is broiled by exposing it to direct radiant heat and turning it to cook one side at a time.
Cupola
A small rounded dome on or forming a roof.
Curlicue
A decorative curl or twist.
Esoteric
Intended for or understood by only a small number of people who have a specialised knowledge of something.
Exigent
Pressing or demanding.
Facetious
Showing inappropriate humour or trying to be amusing at an inappropriate time.
Facile
Simplistic or lacking careful thought.
Flotte
French meaning fleet or large group of ships.
Leonine
Relating to or resembling a lion or lions.
M├ętier
French meaning occupation or profession.
Obsequious
Eager to please in order to be liked.
Ostensibly
Apparently true, but not necessarily so.
Quavering
Trembling
Salvo
A sudden, vigorous or aggressive series of acts.
Stoicism
An ancient Greek school of philosophy which taught that it is wise to remain indifferent to changes in fortune and to pleasure and pain.