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mannered - affected; not natural; Ex. mannered way of speech
foster - rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
halfhearted - exhibiting little interest or enthusiasm
cumbersome - heavy and awkward to carry or wear; burdensome; Ex. cumbersome parcel/uniform
pittance - small amount (of money); small allowance or wage
polygamist - one who has more than one spouse at a time; CF. bigamy; CF. polyandry
cloister - monastery or convent
forthright - straightforward; direct; frank
apiarist - person who keeps bees
encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon