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charlatan - quack; pretender to knowledge (esp. in medicine)
ambulatory - able to walk
banal - hackneyed; commonplace; trite; lacking originality; clich\'ed
kernel - central or vital part; core; whole seed (as of corn)
sheathe - place into a case; insert into or provide with a sheath; Ex. He sheathed his dagger; N. sheath: case for a blade
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
foppish - vain about dress and appearance; N. fop: man who takes too much interest in his clothes and appearance
rhetoric - art of effective communication; art of using language effectively and persuasively; style of speaking or writing; grandiloquent language; Ex. political rhetoric; ADJ. rhetorical; CF. rhetorical question: question to which no answer is expected as ``Who knows it ?''
embed - (imbed) enclose; place in something; fix firmly in a surrounding mass
pedantic - bookish; showing off learning; marked by an excessive ostentatious concern for book learning; N. pedantry