The Secret Agent Glossary

The Secret Agent Glossary

amateur

a person who engages in a pursuit, esp. a sport, on an unpaid basis

apprehension

anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen

blur

make or become unclear or less distinct

constrain

compel or force someone toward a particular course of action

deferential

respectful

diabolic

devilish

edifice

a building, esp. a large, imposing one

fathomable

comprehensible

impudent

not showing due respect for another person

indignation

anger or annoyance provoked by what is perceived as unfair treatment

menace

a threat or danger

meritorious

deserving reward or praise

obtrusive

noticeable or prominent in an unwelcome way

reckless

without thinking or caring about the consequences of an action

superfluous

unnecessary, esp. through being more than enough

vigilance

the action or state of keeping careful watch for possible danger or difficulties

virulent

extremely severe or harmful in its effects

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