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flamboyant - ornate; highly elaborate; richly colored; ostentatious; showy; CF. flame
fitful - spasmodic; intermittent; irregular
reticent - inclined to silence; uncommunicative; reserved; Ex. He was reticent about the reasons; N. reticence
smattering - slight knowledge; small scattered number or amount; Ex. smattering of German
expurgate - clean; remove offensive parts of a book
manumit - emancipate; free from slavery or bondage
explicit - totally clear; definite; outspoken
precedent - preceding (in time, rank, etc.)
shove - push forward; push roughly; Ex. pushing and shoving to get on the bus; N.
nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement