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trappings - outward decorations; ornaments (as an outward sign of rank)
redolent - odorous; fragrant; suggestive (of an odor); Ex. redolent of onions/mystery
coddle - treat gently; indulge excessively; pamper; mollycoddle; baby; cook in water just below boiling point; Ex. coddled eggs
assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
dinghy - small boat (often ship's boat)
saccharine - cloying sweet; characteristic of sugar or saccharin
prance - move about in a spirited manner (proudly and confidently)
implode - burst inward; CF. vaccum tube
woeful - sad; (of something bad) deplorable; deplorably bad; Ex. woeful housing conditions
avuncular - of or like an uncle