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tirade - long angry denunciatory speech; diatribe; harangue; extended scolding; denunciation
verve - enthusiasm (as in artistic performance or composition); liveliness; vigor
smattering - slight knowledge; small scattered number or amount; Ex. smattering of German
invalid - one incapacitated(disabled) by a chronic illness; ADJ: incapacitated by illness; not valid; null; V: allow to leave (a military force) because of ill-health
traduce - expose to slander
buffoonery - clowning
retiring - shy and reserved (of a person); modest; Ex. her retiring personality
determination - resolve; firmness of purpose; measurement or calculation; decision
austere - forbiddingly stern; ascetic; without comfort or enjoyment; severely simple and unornamented; Ex. a monk's austere life; Ex. austere grandeur of the cathedral; N. austerity
voluble - fluent; talkative; glib; N. volubility