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histrionic - theatrical; excessively dramatic or emotional; affected; of actors or acting; N. histrionics: histrionic behavior
savor - enjoy; have a distinctive flavor, smell, or quality; N: taste or smell; distinctive quality
exacting - extremely demanding; Ex. exacting standard of safety
empirical - based on experience
penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
prehensile - capable of grasping or holding (esp. by wrapping around); Ex. prehensile tails
bent - determined; Ex. bent on advancing in the business; N: natural talent or inclination
remiss - negligent; careless about a duty
visage - face; appearance
grate - make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; shred by rubbing against a rough surface; Ex. grated cheese N: framework of metal bars to hold fuel in a fireplace