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blowhard - talkative boaster; braggart
maraud - move in search of plunder; Ex. marauding army
perverse - purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity
jaunty - cheerful and pleased with life; lighthearted; animated; easy and carefree; dapper in appearance; Ex. jaunty person/hat
punctilious - minutely attentive (perhaps too much so) to fine points; stressing niceties of conduct or form; N. punctilio, punctiliousness: careful attention payed to every small exact detail
vicarious - experienced as if one were taking part in the experience of another; done by a deputy for other people; acting as a substitute; Ex. vicarious thrill at the movies; Ex. the vicarious sufferings of Christ
unsightly - ugly; unpleasant to look at
slacken - slow up; loosen; make or become slack
grumble - complain; mutter discontentedly; grouch; N.
supersede - replace; cause to be set aside; make obsolete; N. supersession