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callow - youthful; immature; inexperienced
malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
blanch - bleach; whiten; make white or pale
occlude - shut; close; obstruct; Ex. A blood clot occluded an artery.
nondescript - undistinctive; ordinary; ordinary-looking; Ex. nondescript fellow in a crowd
aperture - opening; hole; adjustable opening in a camera that limits the amount of light
leaven - add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens
bulwark - strong wall built for defense; earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends
aloof - apart; not open in one's relationship with other people; reserved; ADV.
animadversion - critical remark; V. animadvert: comment critically with disapproval