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::: distend - expand; swell out
::: flamboyant - ornate; highly elaborate; richly colored; ostentatious; showy; CF. flame
::: excerpt - selected passage (written or musical) taken from a longer work; V.
::: dilate - expand; dilate on/upon: speak or write at length on (a subject)
::: engaged - employed; busy; betrothed; involved in conflict
::: verbiage - pompous array of words; too many unnecessary words; wordiness
::: dapper - neat and trim (in appearance); (of small men) neat in appearance and quick in movements; neat; spry
::: solitude - state of being alone; seclusion; ADJ. solitary: existing or living alone (esp. by choice); remote or secluded; single; sole; Ex. solitary life/inn; Ex. no solitary piece of proof
::: totter - shake or move unsteadily; sway as if about to fall
::: salutary - tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health