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pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
notoriety - disrepute; ill fame
primp - groom oneself with care; adorn oneself
vindicate - clear from blame; free from blame or accusation (with supporting proof); exonerate; substantiate; justify or support; avenge; Ex. vindicate one's client; Ex. vindicate one's claim; CF. vindicator
resourceful - clever and imaginative (in dealing with difficult situations); N. resource, resourcefulness
podiatrist - doctor who treats ailments of the feet; chiropodist; N. podiatrics
antediluvian - antiquated; extremely ancient
suavity - urbanity; polish; ADJ. suave: smooth and courteous
reprehensible - deserving blame; blameworthy; V. reprehend: blame
trappings - outward decorations; ornaments (as an outward sign of rank)