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Feign
V.
1. Pretend, dissemble
2. To gibe a false appearance of; induce as a false impression; pretend
Prig
N.
A person regarded as overprecise or arrogant, narrow-minded, or smug; a know-it-all
Epigram
N.
A consise poam dealing pointedly and often satirically with a single thought or event and often ending with an ingenious turn of thought.
2. A terse, sage, or witty and often paradoxical saying
Supercilious
ADJ.
1. Cooly and patronizingly haughty
2. Proud
Fractious
ADJ
1. Tending to betroublesome; unruly
2. Quarrelsome, irritable
Wan
ADJ
1. Dim, faint
2. languid
Claret
N- a red wine
ADJ- a deep red color
Extemporize
V.
1. improvise
2. to get along in a makeshift manner
Peremptory
ADJ
1. putting an end or to precluding a right of action, debate, or delay
2. Expressive of urgency or command(a peremptory call)
3. Characterized by often imperious or arrogant self-assurance
Libel
N.
Written slander
Wag
ADJ
a wit; a joker
Sumptuous
ADJ
Of a size or splendor suggesting great expense; lavish
Pastoral
Adj
1. Of, relating to, or composed of shepherds or herdsmen
2. relating to the countryside, not urban
3. portraying or sxpressive of the life of shepherds or sountry people, especially in and idealized and conventionalized manner
4. Pleasingly peaceful and innocent; idyllic
Rakish
Adj
1. having a trim or streamlined appearence suggestive of speed
2. dashingly or carelessly unconventional; jaunty
Proprietary
Adj
1. used, made, or marketed by one having the exclusive legal
2. privately owned and managed and run as a profit-making organization
Hauter
n.
1. arrogance
2. haughtiness
Harlequin
n. a buffoon
adj. multicolored
Erroneous
Adj
marked by error
Prodigality
n.
extravagant wastefulness; extrem abundance, lavishness
Staid
adj.
1. marked by settled sedateness and often prim self- restraint
2. sober, grave
Impetuous
adj.
1. marked by impulsive vehemence or passion
2. marked by force andn violence of movement or action
Vacuous
adj
1. Emptied of or lacking content
2. marked by force and violence of movement or action
Florid
adj.
1. flowery in style; ornate
2. tinged with red
Convivial
adj.
relation to, occupied with or fond of feasting, drinking and good company
Vinous
adj.
1. of, relating to, or made with wine
2. showing the effects of the use of wine
Tumultuous
Adj.
1. marked by tumult
2. tending or disposed to cause or incite a turmult
3. marked by violent or overwhelming turblence or upheaval
Subterfuge
n.
1. deception by artifice or stratagem in order to conceal, escape, or evade
2. a deceptive device or stratagem
Punctilious
adj.
marked by or concerned about precise accordance with the details of codes or conventions; careful
Postern
n.
1. A black door or gate
2. a private or side entrance or way
Meretricious
adj.
1. Tawdrily and falsely attractive; gaudy
2. Superficially significant: pretentious
Genial
adj
marked by or diffusing dympathy or friendliness; gracious
Dilatory
Adj
1. tending or intended to cause delay
2. characterized by procrastination
Append
V.
attach, affix; to add as a supplement or appendix (as in a book)
Libertine
N
1. a freethinker, especially in religious matters
2. a person who is unrestrained by convention or morality; specifically, one leading a dissolute life
Rancour
N.
bitter, deep-seated ill will
Magnanimous
Adj
excessively generious
Expostulation
N.
to reason earnestly with someone in an effort to dissuade or correct
Grail
N
1. The cup or platter used according to medieval legend by Christ at the last supper and thereafter the ovject of knightly quests
2. The object of an extended or difficult quest