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vulpine - like a fox; crafty
witticism - witty saying; wisecrack(clever joking remark)
martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet
tortuous - winding; full of curves; Ex. tortuous mountain road
buttress - support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
dogged - determined; stubborn; stubbornly persevering; tenacious; Ex. Inspector Javert's dogged pursuit of Jean Valjean
imposture - assuming a false identity; masquerade; CF. impostor
distant - reserved or aloof; cold in manner; Ex. distant greeting; ADV. distantly
churlish - boorish; rude; N. churl: boor; yahoo
impromptu - without previous preparation; off the cuff(end of a sleeve); on the spur of the moment