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circumlocution - indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
brawn - human muscle; muscular strength; sturdiness
anathema - solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse; V. anathematize
penchant - strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars
motley - multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)
caprice - whim; sudden change of mind without any real cause
cathartic - purgative; medicine that causes the bowels to empty; ADJ.
groom - man employed to take care of horses; V: make neat and trim; clean and brush (an animal)
attenuate - make thin; weaken
cursory - casual; hastily done with little attention to detail