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belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
anthology - book of literary selections by various authors; CF. omnibus
precipice - cliff; dangerous position; Ex. on the edge of the precipice
sluggard - lazy person
brook - tolerate; endure; Ex. brook no interference; N: small stream
solemnity - seriousness; gravity
cynosure - object of general attention; person or thing that is a center of attention; CF. Ursa Minor
immolate - offer or kill as a sacrifice (by fire)
pretentious - ostentatious; showy; pompous; making unjustified claims; overambitious; Ex. pretentious films that claim to be art
orientation - act of finding oneself in society; orienting