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peroration - conclusion of an oration; perorating; V. perorate: conclude a speech; speak at great length
temporize - gain time as by postponing an action; avoid committing oneself
contrite - penitent; repentant; N. contrition
significant - expressing a meaning; important; Ex. significant smile; N. significance: importance; meaning; V. signify: denote; mean; signal; make known; matter; be significant
bleak - cold or cheerless; frigid; unlikely to be favorable; depressing
pharisaical - pertaining to the Pharisees, who paid scrupulous attention to tradition; self-righteous; hypocritical
plane - carpenter's tool for smoothing and leveling wood; V. CF. flat
totter - shake or move unsteadily; sway as if about to fall
fraught - filled (with something unpleasant); full; Ex. fraught with danger and difficulties; CF. freight
sobriety - moderation (especially regarding indulgence in alcohol); seriousness