Rapprochement

The reestablishment of cordial relations, particularly between two countries; a reconciliation.

Annulus

A ring- or donut-shaped area or structure.

Torpor

A state of being inactive or stuporous.

Naïf

Naive, dewy-eyed; gullible

Mendacity

The fact or condition of being untruthful; dishonesty.

Catafalque

A platform used to display or convey a coffin during a funeral, often ornate.

Patina

The colour or incrustation which age and wear give to (mainly metallic) objects; especially, the green rust which covers works of art such as ancient bronzes, coins and medals.

Befuddled

Confused or perplexed.

Flabbergasted

Appalled, annoyed, exhausted or disgusted.

Pithy

Concise and meaningful.

Sponson

A projection from the side of an aircraft, watercraft, or land vehicle.

Laconic

Using as few words as possible; pithy and concise.

Ipso Facto

By that very fact itself; actually.

Equerry

An officer responsible for the care and supervision of the horses of a person of rank.

Imbibe

To drink (used frequently of alcoholic beverages).