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bombastic - pompous; using inflated language
fathom - comprehend; investigate; determine the depth of; N. unit of measurement for the depth of water
orient - get one's bearings; adjust; make familiar with a situation; orientate
poultice - soothing application applied to sore and inflamed portions of the body
propitiate - appease; conciliate; make peaceful; ADJ. propitiatory
emulate - imitate; rival; try to equal or excel (through imitation)
nonchalance - indifference; lack of concern; composure; ADJ. nonchalant: unconcerned; cool; indifferent; Ex. nonchalant attitude to his debts
compute - reckon; calculate
pang - sudden sharp feeling of pain
carrion - rotting flesh of a dead body; CF. vulture