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brouhaha
n- a confused hodgepodge of sounds, hubbub; an uproar or commotion that goes far beyond
cloy
v- to spoil or destroy an appetite by too much indulgence, especially in sweet or rich things; to glut, satiate
demeaner
n- he way a person behaves, overall impression made by comportment, manner, etc.; facial appearance, mien
deference
n- courteous yielding to the wished and ideas of another person; great respect marked by submission, as to a superioir
enigmatic
adj- puzzling, perplexing, not easily understood, mysterious
definitive
adj- conclusive, final, representing the limit of what can be done
bumptious
adj- offensively self-assertive; excessively and arrogantly self-confident
choleric
adj- easily made angry, bad-tempered
bulwark
n- a strong defense or protection, a solid wall-like structure for defense; v- to provide such defense or protection
curtail
v- to cut short, bring to a halt or end sooner than expected; to reduce
adamant
adj- firm in purpose or opinion, unyielding; n- an extremely hard substance
profligate
adj- given over to dissipation and self-indulgence, immoral; recklessly extravagant; n- a person given to self-indulgent and wild spending
mowkish
adj- excessively and objectionably sentimental; having a mildly sickening flavor
requisite
adj- needed, necessary, regarded as essential or indispensable
thwart
v- to oppose successfully; to prevent, frustrate, foil
onus
n- something that is heavy or burdensome (especially and unwelcome responsibility); a stigma; blame
mollify
v- to soften, make gentle; to calm, allay (as an emotion); to reduce in intensity
sartorial
adj- of or pertaining to a tailor or his work; having to do with clothes or dress (especially men's)
presentiment
n- a vague sense of approaching misfortune
impromptu
adj, adv- without prepartation, offhand, suddenly or hastily done; n- an extemporaneous composition or remark; a minimal piece suggestive of improvisation
forbearance
n- toerance and self-control (in the face of provocation), patience; the act of refraining from something, abstinence
remit
v- to send or hand in (as money), to cancel (as a penalty or punishment), forgive, pardon; to lessen, diminish; to oput off, postpone, defer