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irksome - annoying; tedious; V. irk: annoy
gentility - those of gentle birth; high social class; refinement; quality of being genteel
marsupial - one of a family of mammals that nurse their offspring in a pouch(pocket of skin or leather); CF. kangaroo, opossum, wombat
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
rotundity - roundness; sonorousness of speech
discrepancy - lack of consistency or agreement as between facts; difference; Ex. discrepancy between two descriptions
flourish - grow well; prosper; make sweeping gestures; wave; brandish; Ex. The trees flourished in the sun. N: showy movement or gesture; embellishment or ornamentation (esp. in handwriting)
temporal - of time; not lasting forever; limited by time; temporary; secular; worldly
rectitude - moral correctness; moral uprightness; moral virtue; correctness of judgment
seclusion - isolation; solitude; V. seclude: set apart from others; isolate