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irreverence - lack of proper respect or reverence; ADJ. irreverent
primogeniture - seniority by birth; state of being the first-born child; right of the eldest child (to inherit the entire property of one or both parents)
delineate - portray; depict; sketch; describe; N. delineation
aplomb - poise; composure in difficult situations; assurance; self-confidence
vicarious - experienced as if one were taking part in the experience of another; done by a deputy for other people; acting as a substitute; Ex. vicarious thrill at the movies; Ex. the vicarious sufferings of Christ
gall - annoy; exasperate; chafe; N: skin sore caused by rubbing (as on the skin of a horse); exasperation
pauper - very poor person
chameleon - lizard that changes color in different situations
pacifist - one opposed to force; antimilitarist; ADJ. N. pacifism: opposition to war as a means of resolving disputes
rococo - ornate; highly decorated; N. CF. 18th century