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Flashcards in Words 2 Deck (20):
1

relish

liking, enjoyment or appreciation of something

2

hidebound

confined to the past; extremely conservative

3

impunity

exception from punishment; immunity

4

poise

a self-confident manner or composure

5

ornate

elaborately or excessively adorned

6

ostentatious

characterized by pretentious show in an attempt to impress others

7

seldom

rarely, not often

8

subtle

delicate, faint or difficult to perceive

9

impervious

incapable of being injured, affected or persuaded,

10

gaucherie

awkwardness or tactlessness

11

contingency

a chance, accident or possibility conditional on something uncertain

12

boorish

unmannered, rude and crude

13

primitive

being the first or earliest of the kind or existence

14

despondency

depression from loss of courage or hope

15

introspection

examination of one's own mental and emotional state

16

frock

a gown or dress worn by a girl or woman

17

stern

harsh, strict or uncompromising

18

obstinate

stubbornly adhering to one's purpose or opinion; inflexible persistence

19

unkempt

neglected and disheveled

20

poignant

affecting or moving the emotions or smell