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arid - (of land) dry; barren; unproductive
natal - connected with birth; CF. prenatal; CF. postnatal
hideous - repulsive to the sight; ugly; repugnant; Ex. hideous face/scream
malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
expletive - meaningless word; interjection; profane oath; swear-word
reputed - supposed; Ex. reputed father of the child; V. repute: consider; N. repute: reputation; esteem
chaffing - bantering; joking
bauble - trinket; cheap jewel; trifle
dutiful - (duteous) (of people or their behavior) respectful; obedient (filled with a sense of duty)
mincing - affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer