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::: papyrus - ancient paper made from stem of papyrus plant
::: sophomoric - immature; half-baked; like a sophomore
::: brusque - blunt; abrupt; curt; not wanting to waste time being nice
::: exculpate - clear from blame or guilt
::: reconnaissance - survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering; V. reconnoiter: make a preliminary inspection of (esp. to gather military information)
::: recourse - resorting to help when in trouble; Ex. without recourse to
::: anesthetic - substance that removes sensation with or without loss of consciousness; N. anesthesia
::: feign - pretend
::: jingoist - extremely aggressive and militant patriot; warlike chauvinist; N. jingoism: extreme nationalism
::: killjoy - grouch; spoilsport; one who intentionally spoils the pleasure of others