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prolix
tediously wordy
His tiring conversation was both prolix and vacuous.
narcissism
self-infatuation
He had a narcissistic love of his own reflection
miscreant
evil unbeliever
A gang of assassins and miscreants attacked the caravan.
physiognomy
facial character
To read the physiognomy is no art, thought Duncan.
patrician
aristocratic
The dignitary's patrician aloofness offended some people.
apostasy
desertion of principle
Worse than disloyalty is apostasy.
hedonism
devotion to pleasure
His ascetic discipline degenerated into hedonism.
sententious
full of maxims
The novelist's sententious prose style bored her.
on the qui vive
on the alert
Be on the qui vive for a sign of compromise from the enemy.
manumission
release from slavery
The refusal was an act of self-manumission.
saction
authorize
We do not sanction the use of our firm's name.
terra firma
firm land
It's good to stand on terra firma after a rough voyage.
synopsis
summary
She wrote a brief synopsis of the course for the students.
colloquy
conversation
They enjoyed a private colloquy in the corner.
in loco parentis
in place of the parents
Schools often act in loco parentis.