incursion: a raid or invasion; the act of entering another's territory or domain
What was at first an incursion had become a lengthy occupation.
impeccable: without defect or error; flawless
requiem: a religious or musical service for the dead
intractable: difficult to manage or govern; stubborn
The businessman found himself struggling with an intractable situation.
seminal: of reproduction; germinal; originative
on AHDEL: highly influential in an original way; constituting or providing a basis for further development
The discovery of electricity was a seminal development in the history of science.
serene: calm, peaceful, tranquil
The newborn baby girl has a serene expression on her face.
din: loud confusing noise
It was hard to hear anything above the din of the crowd.
antidote: a remedy to counteract a poison
People can die from the bite of a black widow if the antidote is not given in time.
propriety: the quality of being proper; suitableness, appropriateness
The young manager felt that his assistant lacked a sense of propriety.
flout: show scorn or contempt
She makes great effort to flout society's rules.