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impediment - hindrance; stumbling-block; speech defect preventing clear articulation; Ex. speech impediment
tonsure - shaving of the head especially by person entering religious orders; V.
effrontery - rudeness without any sense of shame; shameless boldness; presumptousness; nerve; cheek
application - diligent attention; diligence; V. apply oneself
frivolous - lacking in seriousness; flippant; self-indulgently carefree; unworthy of serious attention; relatively unimportant; trivial
connotation - suggested or implied meaning of an expression; V. connote
unassuming - modest; Ex. the champion's unassuming manner
plume - feather, esp. large or showy one; something that rises into the air (like the shape of a feather); Ex. plume of smoke:
profusion - great amount; plenty; overabundance; excess; lavish expenditure; Ex. profusion of choices; ADJ. profuse: plentiful; copious; giving or given abundantly; extravagant
disembark - debark; go ashore (from a ship); unload cargo from a ship; CF. embark