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discerning - mentally quick and observant; having insight; perceptive; able to make good judgments; V. discern: perceive
comely - attractive; agreeable; having a pleasing appearance
vicarious - experienced as if one were taking part in the experience of another; done by a deputy for other people; acting as a substitute; Ex. vicarious thrill at the movies; Ex. the vicarious sufferings of Christ
plagiarize - steal another's ideas or writings and pass them off as one's own; Ex. ideas plagiarized from my article; N. plagiarism; CF. kidnap
hedonist - one who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life; CF. hedonism: practice of living one's life purely for pleasure
grouse - complain; fuss; grumble; grouch; N: plump chickenlike game bird
bearing - deportment; connection
brisk - quick and active; marked by liveliness and vigor
oscillate - vibrate pendulumlike; waver
cession - yielding to another; ceding