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bombastic - pompous; using inflated language
contusion - bruise
espouse - adopt; support (an idea or aim); marry; N. espousal
brusque - blunt; abrupt; curt; not wanting to waste time being nice
stagnant - (of water) not flowing (often bad-smelling); motionless; stale; not developing; inactive; dull; Ex. stagnant industrial output
glaze - cover with a thin and shiny surface; apply a glaze to; N: thin, smooth, shiny coating (as for pottery); Ex. unglazed pottery
amorphous - formless; lacking shape or definition
menagerie - collection of wild animals on exhibition; zoo
buffet - strike forcefully; slap; batter; knock out; N: table with food set out for people to server themselves; meal at which people help themselves to food that's been set
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion