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preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
gall - annoy; exasperate; chafe; N: skin sore caused by rubbing (as on the skin of a horse); exasperation
discriminating - able to see differences; discerning; prejudiced; N. discrimination
nexus - connection
dossier - file of documents on a subject or person; file; CF. bundle of papers labeled on the back
sobriety - moderation (especially regarding indulgence in alcohol); seriousness
figurative - not literal but metaphorical; using a figure(impression) of speech
filial - pertaining to or befitting a son or daughter; Ex. filial respect
bedizen - dress with vulgar finery
lachrymose - producing tears; tearful