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stately - formal; ceremonious; grand in style or size; majestic
bluster - blow in heavy gusts; threaten emptily; bully; speak in a noisy or bullying manner; CF. breeze, gust, gale
bandy - discuss lightly or glibly; discuss in a frivolous manner; exchange (words) heatedly; quarrel; Ex. bandy words with
profligate - wasteful (of money); dissipated; wildly immoral; dissolute; N: profligate person; N. profligacy
reprisal - retaliation
dilettante - aimless follower of an art or a field of knowledge (not taking it seriously); amateur; dabbler; CF. delight
conceit - vanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)
perspicuity - clearness of expression; freedom from ambiguity
upbraid - reprimand; severely scold
retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor