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coterie
(clique) - n. a group of people who associate closely; an exclusive group; clique.
commodify
(commercialise) - v. to turn into a commodity; make commercial.
tawdry
(gaudy) - adj. (of finery) showy but cheap and of poor quality.
iniquity
(injustice) - n. gross injustice or wickedness.
frisson
(sudden excitement) - n. a sudden, passing sensation of excitement; a shudder of emotion; thrill: "The movie offers the viewer the occasional ******* of seeing a character in mortal danger."
picaresque
(devilish) - adj. pertaining to, characteristic of, or characterized by a form of prose fiction, originally developed in Spain, in which the adventures of an engagingly roguish hero are described in a series of usually humorous or satiric episodes that often depict, in realistic detail, the everyday life of the common people: "********** novel; ********** hero."
waif
(homeless) - n. a person, especially a child, who has no home or friends. 2. something found, especially a stray animal, whose owner is not known.
convivial
(agreeable) - adj. friendly; agreeable: a ********* atmosphere. 2. fond of feasting, drinking and merry company; jovial.
blithe
(blunt) - adj. joyous, merry, or gay in disposition; glad; cheerful: "Everyone loved her for her ****** spirit." 2. without thought or regard; carefree; heedless: "a ****** indifference to anyone's feelings."
whey-faced
(pale) - n. a face that or a person who is pallid, as from fear.