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figurative - not literal but metaphorical; using a figure(impression) of speech
obnoxious - offensive; disagreeable; Ex. obnoxious smell
miserly - stingy; mean
pristine - unspoiled; remaining in a pure state; characteristic of earlier times; primitive; Ex. an old book in pristine condition
trepidation - fear; nervous apprehension
peroration - conclusion of an oration; perorating; V. perorate: conclude a speech; speak at great length
malaise - uneasiness; vague feeling of ill health (without any particular pain or appearance of disease)
reticent - inclined to silence; uncommunicative; reserved; Ex. He was reticent about the reasons; N. reticence
dilettante - aimless follower of an art or a field of knowledge (not taking it seriously); amateur; dabbler; CF. delight
cadence - rhythmic rise and fall (of words or sounds); beat; regular beat of sound; rhythm