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colloquial - pertaining to conversational or common speech; informal; N. colloquialism: colloquial expression
panegyric - formal praise; encomium; Ex. I don't deserve such panegyrics.
buffoonery - clowning
efficacy - power to produce desired effect; ADJ. efficacious: effectual
simian - monkeylike; N: ape or monkey
docile - obedient; easily managed; submissive
unsightly - ugly; unpleasant to look at
dorsal - relating to the back of an animal; Ex. dorsal fin
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
defalcate - embezzle