shams (noun): Something fake, not real.
adulterations (noun): Something fake that is being presented as pure, but has actually had something else added to it.
frauds (noun): Someone using a false identity.
article (noun): An object.
chiefly (adverb): Mainly, or almost entirely.
coaxed (verb): Persuaded.
nuisance (noun): A minor annoyance or bother.
calamity (noun): An event resulting in great loss.
heap (noun): A pile.
obliterated (verb): Wiped out, or destroyed completely.
brisk (adjective): Lively, full of activity.
delicate (adjective): Easily damaged or requiring careful handling.
pulsates (verb): Vibrates or beats rhythmically.
save (conjunction): Except for.
enterprising (adjective): Being smart about business deals.