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insularity - narrow-mindedness; isolation; ADJ. insular: of an island; isolated; narrow-minded; CF. peninsula
shrivel - make or become shrunken and wrinkled (often by drying)
pugilist - boxer; CF. pugilism: boxing
seclusion - isolation; solitude; V. seclude: set apart from others; isolate
verdigris - green coating or patina on copper which has been exposed to the weather
abject - (of a condition) wretched; as low as possible; lacking pride; very humble; showing lack of self-respect; Ex. abject apology
execrable - very bad; detestable
vanguard - forerunners; foremost position of an army; advance forces; foremost position in a trend or movement; CF. rearguard
winsome - charming (in a childlike way); agreeable; gracious; engaging
stipulate - state as a necessary condition (of an agreement); make express conditions; specify; Ex. He stipulated payment in advance