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circumlocution - indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
fanciful - whimsical; visionary; imaginary; produced by imagination; Ex. fanciful scheme
monastic - related to monks or monasteries; removed from worldly concerns
precipitous - steep; overhasty; precipitate
egress - exit; opening for going out; act of going out; OP. ingress
nemesis - someone seeking revenge; source of downfall or ruin; CF. Nemesis
forbearance - patience; forgiveness; V. forbear: refrain from (in a generous and forgiving way); be patient; Ex. forbear to send him to prison
obstreperous - boisterous; noisy and uncontrollable
egoism - excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others; selfishness; ADJ. egoistic, egoistical
stupefy - stun; make numb (as with a drug); amaze