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::: underlying - lying below; fundamental
::: holster - leather pistol case (that hangs on a belt around the waist)
::: quail - cower; shrink back in fear; lose heart
::: purport - intention; purpose; meaning; V: claim; profess; Ex. order which purports to be signed by the general
::: peroration - conclusion of an oration; perorating; V. perorate: conclude a speech; speak at great length
::: epaulet - (epaulette) ornament worn on the shoulder (of a uniform, etc.)
::: convention - social or moral custom; established practice; formal meeting; international agreement
::: disdain - treat with scorn or contempt
::: unruly - disobedient; lawless; difficult to control
::: parched - extremely dry; very thirsty; V. parch: make or become extremely dry (by exposure to heat)