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puerile - childish; immature; CF. puer: boy
avantgarde - group of artists whose work is based on the newest ideas and methods; CF. vanguard
distraught - upset; distracted by anxiety; very anxious and troubled almost to the point of madness; Ex. distraught with grief/worry
recast - reconstruct (a sentence, story, statue, etc.); fashion again
nubile - marriageable; of marriageable age; CF. connubial
exertion - effort; expenditure of much physical work; V. exert oneself: make a great effort
grandiloquent - (of a person or speech) using high sounding or important-sounding language; pompous; bombastic
dwindle - shrink; reduce gradually
orient - get one's bearings; adjust; make familiar with a situation; orientate
machinations - evil schemes or plots; schemes or plots to achieve an evil end; V. machinate