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expostulation - protest; remonstrance; reasoning with someone to correct or dissuade; V. expostulate
plane - carpenter's tool for smoothing and leveling wood; V. CF. flat
gloat - express evil satisfaction; look at or think about with evil satisfaction; view malevolently; Ex. The thief gloated over the stolen jewels.
homily - sermon; tedious moralizing lecture; serious warning; ADJ. homiletic
drivel - nonsense; foolishness; V: talk nonsense
dazzle - make blind with a sudden intense light; amaze; fill with wonder
slack - moving slowly; sluggish; inactive; (of a rope) loose; negligent; lax; Ex. slack season; Ex. slack in one's work; N. V.
idiosyncrasy - individual trait usually odd in nature; behavioral peculiarity; eccentricity; attitude, behavior, or opinion peculiar to a person; anything highly individual or eccentric; ADJ. idiosyncratic
disinterested - unprejudiced; free from bias and self-interest; objective
venial - (of a fault or sin) forgivable; trivial