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carping - petty criticism; fault-finding; fretful complaining; quibble
grandiloquent - (of a person or speech) using high sounding or important-sounding language; pompous; bombastic
overweening - arrogant; presumptuous
palimpsest - parchment or piece of writing material used for second time after original writing has been erased
outwit - outsmart; defeat by behaving more cleverly
detached - emotionally removed; free from emotional involvement; calm and objective; physically separate; N. detachment; CF. attachment
flourish - grow well; prosper; make sweeping gestures; wave; brandish; Ex. The trees flourished in the sun. N: showy movement or gesture; embellishment or ornamentation (esp. in handwriting)
coroner - public official who investigates any death thought to be of other than natural causes
scoff - laugh (at); mock; ridicule; Ex. scoff at their threats
interjection - exclamation; Ex. ``Ouch''