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avuncular - of or like an uncle
florid - ruddy; (of a complexion) reddish; flowery; very ornate; CF. rose
buttress - support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
foster - rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
sheer - pure; thin and transparent; very steep
delusive - deceptive; likely to delude; misleading; raising vain hopes; Ex. delusive promises
clout - great influence (especially political or social); hard blow with fist
bantering - joking talk; good-naturedly ridiculing; N.V. banter
chide - scold; rebuke (someone who has done wrong)