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insularity - narrow-mindedness; isolation; ADJ. insular: of an island; isolated; narrow-minded; CF. peninsula
parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.
bohemian - unconventional (in an artistic way)
gingerly - very carefully; ADJ.
chancellor - legal official of high rank; CF. chancellery(chancellory): position of a chancellor
braggart - boaster; bragger
coterie - group that meets socially; select circle; close group of people with shared interests
serpentine - winding; twisting; of or like a serpent; Ex. serpentine course of the river; N. serpent: snake
prestige - respect or admiration; impression produced by achievements or reputation; ADJ: causing admiration; ADJ. prestigious: having prestige
atrophy - wasting away; V: weaken and lose flesh and muscle (through lack of blood or lack of use)