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rampart - defensive mound of earth
lackluster - lacking luster(shine; gloss); dull
tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
gustatory - affecting or relating to the sense of taste
foppish - vain about dress and appearance; N. fop: man who takes too much interest in his clothes and appearance
upbraid - reprimand; severely scold
vicarious - experienced as if one were taking part in the experience of another; done by a deputy for other people; acting as a substitute; Ex. vicarious thrill at the movies; Ex. the vicarious sufferings of Christ
elixir - cure-all; panacea; something invigorating
swathe - swath; wrap around; bandage; Ex. one's head swathed in bandages
crux - essential or main point; Ex. the crux of the problem; ADJ. crucial: of deciding importance