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irksome - annoying; tedious; V. irk: annoy
foppish - vain about dress and appearance; N. fop: man who takes too much interest in his clothes and appearance
palate - roof of the mouth; sense of the taste
gloss_over - explain away with the intention of deceiving or hiding faults
deprecate - express disapproval of; deplore; protest against; belittle; ADJ. deprecatory
nostalgia - homesickness; longing for the past; Ex. nostalgia for the clothes of 1920s; ADJ. nostalgic
dynamo - generator for producing electricity; energetic person
disparate - basically different; impossible to compare; unrelated
circumlocution - indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
begrudge - envy; give or allow unwillingly; grudge; Ex. We shouldn't begrudge him his success.