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quaint - odd in an old-fashioned way; odd; old-fashioned; picturesque
scowl - frown angrily; N: angry frown
inception - start; beginning
optional - not compulsory; left to one's choice; N. option: act of choosing; choice; freedom or power to choose; something available as a choice; Ex. have no option; Ex. two options
warrant - justification; written order that serves as authorization (esp. a judicial writ); Ex. search/death warrant; V: justify; guarantee
surrogate - substitute; person or thing used in place of another; Ex. surrogate mother; ADJ.
aggrandize - make greater; increase in power, wealth, rank, or honor; N. aggrandizement
derogatory - expressing a low opinion; disparaging; V. derogate: detract; disparage
buffet - strike forcefully; slap; batter; knock out; N: table with food set out for people to server themselves; meal at which people help themselves to food that's been set
stratum - layer of earth's surface; layer of society; PL. strata