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Ostentatious

ˌästənˈtāSHəs 1. characterized by vulgar or pretentious display; designed to impress or attract notice.

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Paragon

parəˌgän 1. a person or thing regarded as a perfect example of a particular quality.

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Posterity

päˈsteritē 1. all future generations of people.

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Thundered

1. of the sound of thunder

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Indissoluble

indiˈsälyəbəl 1. unable to be destroyed; lasting.

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Grimace

griˈmās 1. an ugly, twisted expression on a person's face, typically expressing disgust, pain, or wry amusement. 2. make a grimace.

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Parabola

pəˈrabələ 1. a symmetrical open plane curve formed by the intersection of a cone with a plane parallel to its side. The path of a projectile under the influence of gravity ideally follows a curve of this shape.

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Scamper

skampər 1. (esp. of a small animal or child) run with quick light steps, esp. through fear or excitement. 2. an act of scampering.

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Laudable

lôdəbəl 1.(of an action, idea, or goal) deserving praise and commendation.

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Indicate

indiˌkāt 1. point out; show. 2. suggest as a desirable or necessary course of action.

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Recourse

ˈrēˌkôrs 1. a source of help in a difficult situation.

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Approbation

aprəˈbāSHən 1. approval or praise.

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Paunch

pônCH 1. a large or protruding abdomen or stomach. 2. a thick strong mat used to give protection from chafing on a mast or other spar.

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Chaste

CHāst 1. abstaining from extramarital, or from all, sexual intercourse.

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Engender

enˈjendər 1. cause or give rise to (a feeling, situation, or condition).

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Ruse

ro͞oz 1. an action intended to deceive someone; a trick.

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Impudent

impyəd(ə)nt 1. not showing due respect for another person; impertinent.

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Terse

tərs 1. sparing in the use of words; abrupt.

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Aplomb

əˈpläm 1. self-confidence or assurance, esp. when in a demanding situation.

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Sententious

senˈtenCHəs 1. given to moralizing in a pompous or affected manner.

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Indignation

indigˈnāSHən 1. anger or annoyance provoked by what is perceived as unfair treatment.

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Lyre

līr 1. a stringed instrument like a small U-shaped harp with strings fixed to a crossbar, used esp. in ancient Greece. Modern instruments of this type are found mainly in East Africa.

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Florid

flôrid 1. having a red or flushed complexion. 2. elaborately or excessively intricate or complicated.

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Basin

bāsən 1. a bowl for washing, typically attached to a wall and having faucets connected to a water supply; a washbasin. 2. a wide, round open container, esp. one used for holding liquid. 3. a natural depression on the earth's surface, typically containing water.

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Throng

THrôNG 1.a large, densely packed crowd of people or animals. 2. (of a crowd) fill or be present in (a place or area).