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mannerism - distinctive behavioral trait; affected style in art (according to a set of styles)
exposure - risk, particularly of being exposed to disease or to the elements; unmasking; act of laying something open; Ex. exposure of governmental corruption
spartan - without attention to comfort; lacking luxury and comfort; sternly disciplined; Ex. spartan living condition/life
glossary - brief explanation of words used in the text
reverie - daydream; abstracted musing
dorsal - relating to the back of an animal; Ex. dorsal fin
colloquial - pertaining to conversational or common speech; informal; N. colloquialism: colloquial expression
maculated - spotted; stained; CF. immaculate
paleontology - study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents
estranged - separated; alienated; V. estrange: alienate (people in a family); N. estrangement