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brawn - human muscle; muscular strength; sturdiness
malapropos - inappropriate; ADV.
assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
anecdote - short story of an amusing or interesting event
epitaph - inscription in memory of a dead person (as on a tombstone)
reprisal - retaliation
revulsion - sudden strong feeling of disgust; sudden violent change of feeling; negative reaction; Ex. revulsion from the scenes of torture
ambience - environment; atmosphere; Ex. restraurant with a pleasant ambience; ADJ. ambient: completely surrounding; Ex. ambient temperature
cursory - casual; hastily done with little attention to detail
ingratiate - become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss