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::: fauna - animals of a period or region; CF. flora
::: strut - pompous walk; V: walk in a self-important manner
::: dislodge - remove (forcibly); force out of a position; Ex. dislodge the food caught in his throat; CF. lodge
::: slovenly - untidy; careless in work habits; slipshod; N. sloven: one who is habitually untidy or careless
::: luster - shine; gloss (of a polished surface)
::: garrulous - loquacious; wordy; talkative; N. garrulity
::: ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
::: glutton - someone who eats too much; ADJ. gluttonous: given to gluttony; greedy; CF. gluttony: habit of eating too much
::: formidable - menacing; arousing fear; threatening; difficult to defeat; Ex. formidable foe/question
::: pragmatic - practical (as opposed to idealistic); concerned with practical worth or impact of something; Ex. pragmatic test of the skill