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comport - bear one's self; behave; Ex. comport oneself; N. comportment
hyperbole - exaggeration; overstatement; ADJ. hyperbolic: of hyperbole; of a hyperbola
caliber - ability; quality; diameter of the inside of a round cylinder; Ex. work of very high caliber
tatter - torn piece of cloth; ADJ. tattered: (of clothes) old and torn; (of a person) dressed in old torn clothes
circumvent - outwit; defeat by behaving more cleverly; outsmart; baffle; avoid; get around
litany - supplicatory prayer; prayer in which the priest calls out and the people replies in the same words
martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet
worldly - engrossed in matters of this earth; not spiritual; of the material world
subsistence - existence; means of subsisting; means of support; livelihood; V. subsist: exist; maintain life (at a meager level)
forbearance - patience; forgiveness; V. forbear: refrain from (in a generous and forgiving way); be patient; Ex. forbear to send him to prison