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hirsute - hairy; having a lot of hair
gregarious - sociable; (of an animal) tending to form a group
physiognomy - face (as showing the character and the mind); art of judging human character from facial features
gist - essence; main point; substance
titter - nervous giggle; nervous laugh; V.
attrition - rubbing away by friction; gradual decrease in numbers or strength; reduction in the work force without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment; Ex. a war of attrition
chaperon - older person who accompanies and supervises a young unmarried woman
atypical - not normal; not typical
attribute - essential quality; V: ascribe; explain
temperate - moderate; restrained; self-controlled; moderate in respect to temperature; CF. temperance: moderation and self-restraint; abstinence of alcoholic drinks; Ex. temperance society