Interlocutor

Noun.

  1. A person who takes part in dialogue or conversation.
  2. A man in the middle of the line in a minstrel show who questions the end men and acts as leader.

Thwart

Adjective. Placed or situated across something else; cross, oblique, transverse.

Immiserate

Verb. To impoverish or sink into misery.

Agamemnon

Noun. (Greek mythology) One of the most distinguished heroes of Greek mythology. He is the son of King Atreus of Mycenae and Queen Aerope and the brother of Menelaus. He is attributed with rallying the Greeks for the Trojan War.

Berg

Noun. An iceberg.

Anoxic

Adjective. Suffering from a reduced supply of oxygen.

Satrapy

Noun. The territory governed by a satrap; a province of any of several ancient empires of Western Asia (specifically, of the Median or Achaemenid empires or certain of their successors, including the Sassanian Empire and Hellenistic empires).

Ripple

Noun. A moving disturbance, or undulation, in the surface of a fluid.

Splinter

Noun. A long, sharp fragment of material, often wood.

Somnolent

Adjective. Drowsy or sleepy.

Immaculate

Adjective. Having no stain or blemish; spotless, undefiled, clear, clean, pure.

Capricious

Adjective. Impulsive and unpredictable; determined by chance, impulse, or whim.

Smear

Verb. To spread (a substance, especially one that colours or is dirty) across a surface by rubbing.

Ombudsman

Noun. An appointed official whose duty is to investigate complaints, generally on behalf of individuals such as consumers or taxpayers, against institutions such as companies and government departments.

Echo

Noun. A reflected sound that is heard again by its initial observer.