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aplomb - poise; composure in difficult situations; assurance; self-confidence
dumbfound - (dumfound) astonish (making dumb); ADJ. dumbfounded, dumfounded, dumbstruck
impediment - hindrance; stumbling-block; speech defect preventing clear articulation; Ex. speech impediment
uncouth - boorish; clumsy in speech or behavior; outlandish
influx - flowing into
actuarial - calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics
beget - father; become the father of; produce; give rise to
retroactive - taking effect before its enactment (as a law) or imposition (as a tax); (of a law) having effect on the past as well as the future
optimist - person who looks on the bright side; N. optimism
gentry - people of standing(rank or position); people of good family or high social position; class of people just below nobility