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miasma - swamp gas; heavy vaporous atmosphere often emanating from decaying matter; pervasive corrupting influence; noxious atmosphere or influence
inquisitive - eager for knowledge; unduly curious
teetotalism - practice of abstaining totally from alcoholic drinks; N. teetotaler;; ADJ. teetotal; CF. T + total
expostulation - protest; remonstrance; reasoning with someone to correct or dissuade; V. expostulate
conceit - vanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)
dogged - determined; stubborn; stubbornly persevering; tenacious; Ex. Inspector Javert's dogged pursuit of Jean Valjean
diorama - life-size, three-dimensional scene from nature or history; three-dimensional scene with modeled figures against a painted background
abridge - condense or shorten
abusive - coarsely insulting; physically harmful
blowhard - talkative boaster; braggart