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academic - related to a school; not practical or directly useful
totem - animal, plant, or natural object serving as a symbol of a clan or family; representation of this; Ex. totem pole
augment - increase; add to
genuflect - bend the knee as in worship
foreshadow - give an indication beforehand; be a sign of (what is coming); portend; prefigure
pontifical - pertaining to a bishop or pope; pompous or pretentious; CF. pontiff: pope; bishop
expeditious - done with speed; quick; N. expedition
obeisance - bow (to show respect and obedience)
lank - long and thin; Ex. Lank, gaunt, Abraham Lincoln
choleric - hot-tempered; bad-tempered; irritable; easily angered; CF. cholera