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bearing - deportment; connection
fulsome - disgustingly excessive; offensively flattering; Ex. fulsome praise/expressions of admire
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
vernacular - living language (as compared to the official language); language spoken in a country or region; natural style; Ex. lapse into the vernacular
tatter - torn piece of cloth; ADJ. tattered: (of clothes) old and torn; (of a person) dressed in old torn clothes
equivocate - use equivocal language to deceive people; lie; mislead; attempt to conceal the truth; N. equivocation
hedonist - one who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life; CF. hedonism: practice of living one's life purely for pleasure
prosody - art of versification; study of the metrical structure of verse
pungent - stinging; acrid; sharp in taste or smell; (of speech or writing) caustic; N. pungency
rapture - great joy and delight; ecstasy; ADJ. rapturous