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::: ceremonious - marked by formality; extremely formal and polite; CF. ceremony: conventional social courtesy
::: atrophy - wasting away; V: weaken and lose flesh and muscle (through lack of blood or lack of use)
::: devise - think up; invent; plan; bequeath; N: bequest
::: clasp - hold firmly within arms
::: irreverence - lack of proper respect or reverence; ADJ. irreverent
::: sententious - pithy; terse; concise; aphoristic
::: flippant - lacking proper seriousness; Ex. flippant remarks about death; N. flippancy
::: inopportune - untimely; inappropriate or ill-timed; poorly chosen
::: verisimilitude - appearance of truth; quality of appearing to be true or real; likelihood; Ex. verisimilitude of her performance as Lady Macbeth
::: fetter - shackle; restrict the freedom of; N. chain or shackle for the foot of a prisoner; CF. foot