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whimsy - whim; tendency to behave amusingly strangely; Ex. story full of whimsy
castigation - punishment; severe criticism or disapproval
posture - assume an affected pose; act artificially; N: pose; attitude
divest - strip (as of clothes); deprive (as of rights); dispossess; N. divestiture(divestment)
reprobation - severe disapproval; CF. approbation
urbane - suave; refined in manner; elegant
beset - harass or trouble from all directions; hem in
kleptomaniac - person who has a compulsive desire to steal
virtuoso - highly skilled artist (esp. in music); Ex. piano virtuoso
brand - trademark; mark burned on the hide of an animal; mark burned into the flesh of criminals; mark of disgrace; V: mark with a brand; give a lasting bad name; stigmatize; Ex. The press branded him a liar.