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::: contentious - quarrelsome; controversial; likely to cause arguments
::: deadpan - wooden; impassive; with no show of feeling; with an expressionless face
::: umbrage - resentment; anger; sense of injury or insult; Ex. take umbrage at his rudeness
::: bowdlerize - expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler
::: trinket - knickknack; bauble; cheap jewelry
::: saccharine - cloying sweet; characteristic of sugar or saccharin
::: elegy - poem or song expressing lamentation (for the dead); ADJ. elegiacal, elegiac
::: vapid - lacking liveliness; dull and unimaginative; insipid and flavorless; Ex. vapid lecture
::: wallow - roll in mud; indulge in; (of a ship) roll in a rough sea; become helpless; Ex. wallow in the mud/luxury
::: tact - skill or sensitivity in dealing with people without causing offence