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chaperon - older person who accompanies and supervises a young unmarried woman
expatriate - exile; someone who has withdrawn from his native land; V: exile; banish; leave one's country
bravado - swagger; assumed air of defiance; false show of bravery
maxim - proverb; truth pithily stated
herpetologist - one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
buttress - support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
magistrate - official with power to administer the law
colloquial - pertaining to conversational or common speech; informal; N. colloquialism: colloquial expression
mountebank - charlatan; boastful pretender