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::: jocular - said or done in jest or playfully; marked by joking
::: geriatrics - medical treatment and care of old age
::: ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
::: merit - good quality deserving praise; merits: aspect of character or behavior deserving approval or disapproval; Ex. judge each plan on its own merits; V: deserve; earn
::: cloying - distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess
::: soliloquy - talking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)
::: default - failure to act; failure to perform a task or be present; V.
::: slovenly - untidy; careless in work habits; slipshod; N. sloven: one who is habitually untidy or careless
::: dormer - window projecting upright from roof; CF. sleeping room
::: lunatic - insane; Ex. lunatic asylum