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mordant - biting; sarcastic; stinging; (apprec.) incisive; cutting; Ex. mordant pen/wit
elevation - elevated position; altitude; height; flat upright side of a building; angle made by pointing a gun; Ex. The elevation of her style is much admired; Ex. front elevation of the house
besmirch - soil; defile; make dirty
ostentatious - showy; trying to attract attention; pretentious; N. ostentation: showy display
sentient - capable of sensation and conscious; aware; sensitive; Ex. sentient creature; N. sentience
vantage - position giving an advantage (such as a strategic point); CF. vantagepoint
constraint - restraint; compulsion; repression of feelings; reticence; V. constrain: hold back; restrain; compel; oblige; confine forcibly; imprison
blowhard - talkative boaster; braggart
verbalize - put into words; ADJ. verbal: of words; spoken rather than written; oral; of a verb
deify - turn into a god; make a god of; idolize; Ex. Kings were deified; CF. deity