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figurative - not literal but metaphorical; using a figure(impression) of speech
cognitive - having to do with knowing or perceiving related to the mental processes; N. cognition: the mental process of knowing
tirade - long angry denunciatory speech; diatribe; harangue; extended scolding; denunciation
chuckle - laugh quietly
puerile - childish; immature; CF. puer: boy
inured - accustomed; hardened; Ex. inured to the Alaskan cold; V. inure: make used to something undesirable; harden; CF. unfeeling
inflated - exaggerated; pompous; enlarged (with air or gas)
optician - maker and seller of eyeglasses
brood - sit on in order to hatch; think deeply or worry anxiously; N: the young of certain animals; group of young birds hatched at one time
dispatch - speediness; prompt execution; message sent with all due speed; V: send to a specified destination; finish promptly; kill