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Ostentatious

Characterized by vulgar or pretentious display; designed to impress or attract notice

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Philanthropic

Generous in assistance to the poor

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Precept

Rule of personal conduct

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Profligate

Recklessly wasteful

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Pun

A humorous play on words

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Quixotic

Not sensible about practical matters

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Recumbent

Lying down; reclining

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Salver

A small serving tray

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Snare

A trap for catching birds or animals; a thing likely to lure or tempt someone into harm

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Surmise

Infer from incomplete evidence

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Tutelage

Protection of or authority over someone or something; guardianship

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Utilitarian

Designed to be useful or practical rather than attractive

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Vacillate

Waver between two choices; be undecided

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Advection

Horizontal transfer of heat or other atmospheric properties

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Affinity

A natural attraction or feeling of kinship

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Alacrity

Promptness or eager and speedy readiness

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Anon

Soon

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Baseness

Unworthiness by virtue of lacking higher values

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Beguile

To charm, deceive, cheat

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Beseech

beg

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Billet

Accommodation or house temporarily for people in the armed forces

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Bombast

Pompous or pretentious talk or writing

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Caitiff

Coward

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Castigation

Verbal punishment

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Catechize

Teach about Christianity