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disclaim - disown; renounce claim to; deny; CF. disclaimer
irreverence - lack of proper respect or reverence; ADJ. irreverent
overweening - arrogant; presumptuous
penury - extreme poverty; stinginess; ADJ. penurious: very poor; stingy
championship - position of champion; defense or support; competition held to determine a champion
comport - bear one's self; behave; Ex. comport oneself; N. comportment
restive - impatiently restless (induced by external coercion or restriction); restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control; Ex. restive horses because of wolves; CF. not a general synonym for `restless'
excoriate - scold with biting harshness; censure strongly; strip the skin off
dispel - scatter; drive away; cause to vanish
ceremonious - marked by formality; extremely formal and polite; CF. ceremony: conventional social courtesy