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verbiage - pompous array of words; too many unnecessary words; wordiness
titillate - tickle; excite pleasantly; Ex. not to titillate the audience but to enlighten it
cleave - split or sever; cling to; remain faithful to; N. cleavage; ADJ. cloven
austere - forbiddingly stern; ascetic; without comfort or enjoyment; severely simple and unornamented; Ex. a monk's austere life; Ex. austere grandeur of the cathedral; N. austerity
materialism - preoccupation with physical comforts and things; excessive regard for worldly concerns (rather than spiritual matters)
unkempt - disheveled; uncared for in appearance; not combed; CF. comb
inestimable - impossible to estimate; (apprec) invaluable; of immeasurable worth
abyss - enormous chasm; vast bottomless pit
valor - bravery; ADJ. valiant: possessing valor; brave
gruff - rough-mannered; (of a voice) rough; hoarse