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valet(n/v)
(n)a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer
(v)serve as a personal attendant to
irascible(adj)
1.Quickly aroused to anger
2.Characterized by anger
"an irascible person"
"an irascible respons"
Syn.: hot-tempered
countervail(v)
1.Compensate for or counterbalance
2.Oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions
Syn.: counterbalance, offset
halcyon(adj)
Idyllically calm and peaceful; suggesting happy tranquillity; calm; serene
impertinent(adj)
1.inappropriate under the circumstances
2. ill-mannered; rude
interloper(n)
intruder or trespasser; one who intrudes into the private affairs of others
paradigm(n)
1.a model; example
2.standard;pattern
propensity(n)
natural tendency
salient(adj)
prominent or conscpicuous; notable or significant
"the salient feartures of the room"
umbrage(n)
a feeling of anger caused by being offended
aspersion(n)
an insulting or derogatory remark; a slanderous, defamatory statement
solicitous(adj)
1.Full of anxiety and concern
2.Showing hovering attentiveness
"solicitous parents"; "solicitous about the future"
"solicitous about her health"; "made solicitous inquiries about our family"
treacly(adj)
overly sweet
treacle(n)
1.[Brit] A pale cane syrup
2.An expression that is excessively sweet and sentimental
meddle(v)
Intrude in other people's affairs or business; interfere unwantedly
"Don't meddle in my affairs!"
behoove(adj)
Be appropriate or necessary
"it behooves us to reflect on this matter"
bilious(adj)
1.irritable or irascible
2.unpleasant or distasteful
Rel.: peevish, boorish
brackish(adj)
slightly salty, usually unpleasant so
Syn.: briny
celerity(n)
quickness; swiftness
efface(v)
to obliterate; wipe out, or rub out