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strut - pompous walk; V: walk in a self-important manner
jargon - language used by special group; technical terminology; gibberish; nonsensical or incoherent talk
leaven - add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens
witticism - witty saying; wisecrack(clever joking remark)
egress - exit; opening for going out; act of going out; OP. ingress
placebo - harmless substance prescribed as a dummy pill
evoke - call forth (memory or feeling); Ex. That old film evoked memories of my childhood; N. evocation
perverse - purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity
insinuate - hint; imply; suggest indirectly; creep in; introduce or insert (oneself) by artful means; Ex. insinuate himself into the boss's favor; CF. ingratiate
baffle - frustrate; perplex