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fanfare - call by bugles or trumpets; showy display; spectacular public display
grandiloquent - (of a person or speech) using high sounding or important-sounding language; pompous; bombastic
monograph - scholarly article
scanty - meager; insufficient
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
repine - fret; complain; be annoyed; Ex. repine over the undone work
extrinsic - external; not essential or inherent; extraneous; OP. intrinsic
abstain - refrain; withhold from participation; intentionally not use one's vote;
rousing - lively; inducing excitement; stirring; V. rouse: waken; arouse from sleep or depression; excite; stir up
carrion - rotting flesh of a dead body; CF. vulture