acumen (noun): insight; sound judgement.
aegis (noun): that which protects; a goatskin shield esp. Greek mythology.
commiserate (verb): to empathize; express feelings of sympathy.
consanguineous (adj.): related by blood.
lothario (noun): rake; womanizer.
maladroit (adj.): clumsy, ungainly.
malfeasance (noun): wrongdoing.
machination (noun): plot; esp. for wrongdoing.
pulchritude (noun): beauty
runel (noun): stream
incubus (noun): nightmare; a male demon believed to have sex with sleeping women.
calumny (noun): false, defamatory statments; slander.
buttress (noun; verb): provide a structure with projecting supports against its walls; support, underpin.