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gauche - clumsy (in social behavior); coarse and uncouth
filibuster - block legislation or prevent action in a lawmaking body by making very slow long speeches; N; freebooter
amplify - increase in size or effect; expand; broaden or clarify by expanding; intensify; make stronger; Ex. amplify one's remarks with a graph
lumen - unit of light energy (one candle's worth)
smudge - dirty mark with unclear edges made by rubbing; V.
imbecility - weakness of mind; state of being an imbecile; N. imbecile: stupid person; fool
pedant - scholar who overemphasizes book learning, trivial details of learning, or technicalities
filing - particle removed by a file
ponderous - having great weight; weighty; unwieldy; lacking lightness; dull; Ex. ponderous body/style of writing
ingratiate - become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss