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mendicant - beggar; ADJ: living as a beggar
enhance - increase; make greater (as in value, reputation, or usefulness); improve
verbose - wordy; N. verbosity
distrait - absentminded; distracted
avuncular - of or like an uncle
tonsure - shaving of the head especially by person entering religious orders; V.
sophist - teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning; N. sophism: plausible but fallacious argument
anthology - book of literary selections by various authors; CF. omnibus
bearing - deportment; connection
hypocritical - pretending to be virtuous; deceiving; N. hypocrisy: profession of beliefs one does not possess; CF. hypocrite