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motley - multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)
choleric - hot-tempered; bad-tempered; irritable; easily angered; CF. cholera
earmark - set aside (money or time) for a particular purpose
countenance - approve; support; tolerate; Ex. countenance his rude behavior; N: face; appearance
vulgar - of the common people; deficient in refinement; not refined; coarse; Ex. vulgar display of wealth; N. vulgarism: vulgarity; crudely indecent word; CF. vulgarian: vulgar person; boor; lout
thrifty - careful about money; economical; N. thrift
epithet - word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing; descriptive phrase to characterize a person (often contemptous)
misconduct - immoral behavior; bad management; V.
figurative - not literal but metaphorical; using a figure(impression) of speech
restraint - moderation or self-control; controlling force; restriction