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::: ostentatious - showy; trying to attract attention; pretentious; N. ostentation: showy display
::: drab - dull; lacking color; cheerless ; Ex. drab coat/life
::: frond - fern leaf; palm or banana leaf
::: concede - admit; acknowledge as being true (often reluctantly); yield; grant; Ex. concede a goal
::: ribald - marked by vulgar lewd humor; wanton; profane; N. ribaldry: ribald language or joke
::: dogged - determined; stubborn; stubbornly persevering; tenacious; Ex. Inspector Javert's dogged pursuit of Jean Valjean
::: bowdlerize - expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler
::: botch - mismanage; blow
::: hedonist - one who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life; CF. hedonism: practice of living one's life purely for pleasure
::: bereaved - deprived of (someone beloved through death)