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grandiose - affectedly grand; pretentious; high-flown; ridiculously exaggerated; impressive; great in size or scope; grand; Ex. grandiose ideas
pronounced - distinct; very noticeable; Ex. pronounced limp
comely - attractive; agreeable; having a pleasing appearance
regime - method of system or government
paraphernalia - equipment; odds and ends used in a particular activity; personal belongings; Ex. photographic paraphernalia; CF. married woman's property exclusive of her dowry
ascribe - refer; attribute; assign
idyll - (idyl) short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers
incubus - burden; very worriying problem; mental care; nightmare; male devil; CF. succubus
tacit - understood (without actually being expressed); not put into words; Ex. tacit agreement
effusion - pouring forth; unrestrained outpouring of feeling; V. effuse: pour out; ADJ. effusive: pouring forth; gushing