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representational - (of a style of art) showing things as they actually appear in real life
egoism - excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others; selfishness; ADJ. egoistic, egoistical
expostulation - protest; remonstrance; reasoning with someone to correct or dissuade; V. expostulate
abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote
tact - skill or sensitivity in dealing with people without causing offence
tonsure - shaving of the head especially by person entering religious orders; V.
confidence - self-assurance; calm unworried feeling based on a strong belief in one's abilities; strong belief in the ability of a person or plan; trust or faith in a person or thing; something confided; secret; Ex. confidence in your ability; Ex. I'm telling you this in confidence; Ex. exchange confidences about their boyfriends; ADJ. confident
quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
exodus - departure (of a large number of people)
protrude - stick out; jut; project; Ex. protruding teeth