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::: adherent - supporter; follower
::: oscillate - vibrate pendulumlike; waver
::: jingoist - extremely aggressive and militant patriot; warlike chauvinist; N. jingoism: extreme nationalism
::: expository - explanatory; serving to explain; N. exposition: explaining; exhibition
::: gaunt - lean and angular; thin and bony; emaciated; barren
::: expertise - specialized knowledge (in a particular field); expert skill
::: paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words
::: smirk - conceited smile; offensively self-satisfied smile (often at someone else's misfortune); V.
::: pigment - coloring matter (usually powder to be mixed with water or oil)
::: grisly - ghastly; horrifying; Ex. grisly remains of the bodies