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protean - able to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will
grimace - facial distortion to show feeling such as pain, disgust, etc; V.
apothegm - (apophthegm) pithy, compact saying
exhume - dig out of the ground; remove from a grave
magnate - person of prominence or influence; powerful or influential person (in business or industry); Ex. oil magnate
crestfallen - dejected; dispirited
sear - burn the surface of; char or burn; brand; parch; cause (a plant) to wither
abominable - detestable; extremely unpleasant
poseur - person who pretends to be sophisticated, elegant, etc., to impress others; person who poses; CF. pose
presume - take for granted; assume; act overconfidently; take liberties; presume on/upon: take unfair advantage of (someone's kindness or connection); N. presumption