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egotism - tendency to speak or write of oneself excessively; conceit; self-importance
pachyderm - thick-skinned animal
brandish - wave around (a weapon); flourish
defer - give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous
hypocritical - pretending to be virtuous; deceiving; N. hypocrisy: profession of beliefs one does not possess; CF. hypocrite
saline - salty
shambles - (place or scene of) complete disorder or ruin; wreck; mess; Ex. After the hurricane, the coast was a shambles.
unwieldy - awkward (to carry or move); cumbersome; unmanageable
accost - approach and speak first to a person
repast - meal; feast; banquet