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convivial - pleasantly merry; festive; joyous; gay; characterized by joviality; jovial
oculist - physician who specializes in treatment of the eyes
abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote
hapless - unfortunate; luckless
gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
verbiage - pompous array of words; too many unnecessary words; wordiness
jeopardize - endanger; imperil; put at risk; N. jeopardy: danger
congeal - freeze; coagulate
harping - tiresome dwelling on a subject; V. harp: dwell on(think or speak a lot about) tediously
flamboyant - ornate; highly elaborate; richly colored; ostentatious; showy; CF. flame