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Misgiving
Noun
1) Uneasiness about the fitness of an action
2) Painful expectation
3) Doubt about someone's honesty
in vino veritas
A Latin phrase suggesting that people are more likely to say what they really feel under the influence of alcohol. It means, "There is truth in wine."
Quaint
Adjective
1. Strange in an interesting or pleasing way
2. Very strange or unusual; odd or even incongruous in character or appearance
3. Attractively old-fashioned (but not necessarily authentic)
Conceited
Adjective
1. Characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance
Hoi polloi
hoi polloi
1. The common people generally
Picayune
Adjective
1. (informal terms) small and of little importance
Bedraggle
Verb: bedraggle
1. Make wet and dirty, as from rain

2. To soil
Abut
Verb: abut (abutted,abutting)
1. Lie adjacent to another or share a boundary
Garrulous
Adjective: garrulous
1. Full of trivial conversation

2. Talkative
Voluble
Adjective: voluble
1. Marked by a ready flow of speech
Extirpate
Verb: extirpate
1. Destroy completely, as if down to the roots
2. Pull up by or as if by the roots
3. Surgically remove (an organ)