aberrant straying from the right or normal way.
adroit having or showing skill, cleverness, or resourcefulness in handling situations.
blanched to take the color out of: as to scald or parboil in water or steam in order to remove the skin from, whiten, or stop enzymatic action in (as food for freezing).
briskly energetic, quick.
duration the time during which something exists or lasts.
faking to alter, manipulate, or treat so as to give a spuriously genuine appearance to.
figuratively expressing one thing in terms normally denoting another with which it may be regarded as analogous.
fitfully having an erratic or intermittent character.
incentive something that incites or has a tendency to incite to determination or action.
incurring to become liable or subject to.
insipid lacking in qualities that interest, stimulate, or challenge.
Molotov cocktails a crude bomb made of a bottle filled with a flammable liquid (as gasoline) and usually fitted with a wick (as a saturated rag) that is ignited just before the bottle is hurled.
nuptial of or relating to marriage or the marriage ceremony.
pandemonium a wild uproar.
posthaste great haste.
polygamists marriage in which a spouse of either sex may have more than one mate at the same time.
revulsion a sense of utter distaste or repugnance.
rickety in unsound physical condition.
simmered to stew gently below or just at the boiling point.
smirked to smile in an affected or smug manner.
standoffish somewhat cold and reserved.