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bluff - pretense (of strength); deception; high cliff; ADJ: rough but good-natured
opportunist - individual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of circumstances; N. opportunism
martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet
edict - decree (especially one issued by a sovereign); official command
summation - act of finding the total; summing-up; summary (esp. one given by the judge at the end of a trial)
gerontocracy - government ruled by old people
grotesque - fantastic; comically hideous; strange and unnatural (causing fear or amusement)
blight - plant disease; V: infect with blight; ruin; destroy
tumid - (of a part of the body) swollen; distended; bombastic; pompous
primp - groom oneself with care; adorn oneself