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ostentatious - showy; trying to attract attention; pretentious; N. ostentation: showy display
overt - open to view; public; not secret; CF. covert
titular - of a title; in name only; nominal; having the title of an office without the obligations; Ex. titular head of the company
gall - annoy; exasperate; chafe; N: skin sore caused by rubbing (as on the skin of a horse); exasperation
penology - study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation
oracular - of an oracle; prophetic; uttered as if with divine authority; mysterious or ambiguous; hard to understand; N. oracle: wiser person; prophecy made by an oracle
amiss - wrong; faulty; Ex. something amiss; ADV.
fringe - decorative edge of hanging threads; edge
accretion - growth or increase in size by gradual addition; growth; increase; increase by natural growth; Ex. towers and other accretions of the castle; V. accrete
postmortem - autopsy; ADJ: occurring after death; of a postmortem