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cloister - monastery or convent
torpor - lethargy; sluggishness; dormancy; ADJ. torpid: lethargic; lazy; inactive; (of an animal) dormant; hibernating
warranted - justified; authorized
braggart - boaster; bragger
intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
nominal - in name only; of a name; trifling; (of a sum of money) very small; CF. nominate: propose as a candidate; appoint
indicative - suggestive; implying; serving to indicate
shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
disengage - uncouple; separate; disconnect; stop fighting; OP. engage
harping - tiresome dwelling on a subject; V. harp: dwell on(think or speak a lot about) tediously