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gaunt - lean and angular; thin and bony; emaciated; barren
exploit - brave and successful act; deed or action, particularly a brave deed; CF. crossing the Atlantic ocean
reciprocal - mutual; given and received in return; exchangeable; interacting; Ex. reciprocal trade agreement
veneer - thin surface layer (of good quality wood, glued to a base of inferior material); cover; surface show; fa\c{c}ade; V.
luminous - shining (esp. in the dark); issuing light; Ex. luminous paint/road signs
chaffing - bantering; joking
fundamental - basic; primary; essential
garbled - mixed up; jumbled; distorted; V. garble: mix up or distort (a message) to such an extent as to make misleading or unintelligible
pretentious - ostentatious; showy; pompous; making unjustified claims; overambitious; Ex. pretentious films that claim to be art
indigent - poor; destitute