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intrinsic - essential; inherent; built-in
lilliputian - extremely small; CF. Lilliput in Gulliver's Travels
pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
hinterlands - back country; inner part of a country; OP. foreland
incognito - with identity concealed; using an assumed name; ADJ.
bizarre - fantastic; violently contrasting; noticeably odd; strikingly unconventional
estimable - (of a person) worthy of esteem; admirable; deserving esteem; possible to estimate
shirk - avoid (responsibility, work, etc.); malinger
shyster - lawyer using questionable methods; unscrupulous practioner
soliloquy - talking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)