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Bumptious
offensively self-assertive
cite
to quote (a passage, book, author, etc.), esp. as an authority
consonant
a speech sound produced by occluding with or without releasing (p, b; t, d; k, g), diverting (m, n, ng), or obstructing (f, v; s, z, etc.) the flow of air from the lungs
gibe
to utter mocking or scoffing words; jeer.
repartee
a quick, witty reply.
rudiment
elements or first principles of a subject
sanction
authoritative permission or approval, as for an action.
satiate
to supply with anything to excess, so as to disgust or weary; surfeit.
subservient
serving or acting in a subordinate capacity; subordinate.
vivacious
lively; animated; gay
comely
pleasing in appearance; attractive; fair
decadence
the act or process of falling into an inferior condition or state; deterioration; decay
erroneous
containing error; mistaken; incorrect; wrong
flaunt
to parade or display oneself conspicuously, defiantly, or boldly.
hypercritacle
excessively or meticulously critical; overcritical.
irascrible
not respirable; unfit for breathing.
Stereotype
a process, now often replaced by more advanced methods, for making metal printing plates by taking a mold of composed type or the like in papier-mâché or other material and then taking from this mold a cast in type metal.
Pretentious
full of pretense or pretension
ostentatious
characterized by or given to pretentious or conspicuous show in an attempt to impress others
Miscreant
depraved, villainous, or base.