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antiquity - quality of being very old; ancient times;
conceit - vanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)
geriatrics - medical treatment and care of old age
vituperative - abusive; scolding; V. vituperate: berate; scold; rail against abusively
pillory - punish by placing in a wooden frame or pillory; subject or expose to criticism and ridicule; N.
rationalize - make rational; devise false reasons for (one's behavior); offer an excuse; give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true, less admirable ones; N. rationalization
compulsive - resulting from compulsion
comely - attractive; agreeable; having a pleasing appearance
luxuriant - abundant; growing healthily and in large amounts; excessively ornate; rich and splendid; fertile; Ex. luxuriant forests/prose; CF. luxurious, luxuriate
musty - stale (in odor or taste); spoiled by age; CF. moist