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pomposity - self-important behavior; acting like a stuffed shirt(pompous person); ADJ. pompous: self-important
buffoonery - clowning
proximity - nearness; ADJ. proximate
charlatan - quack; pretender to knowledge (esp. in medicine)
diverse - differing in some characteristics (from each other); various; N. diversity: variety; dissimilitude; lack of resemblance
skinflint - miser; stingy person
sybarite - lover of luxury; person devoted to pleasure and luxury; CF. Sybaris: an ancient Greek city in Italy
subliminal - below the threshold of conscious perception; Ex. subliminal advertisement
acetic - vinegary
cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection