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tonsure - shaving of the head especially by person entering religious orders; V.
vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
taciturn - habitually silent; talking little
omniscient - all-knowing
stipple - paint or draw with dots or short strokes
nonchalance - indifference; lack of concern; composure; ADJ. nonchalant: unconcerned; cool; indifferent; Ex. nonchalant attitude to his debts
exploit - brave and successful act; deed or action, particularly a brave deed; CF. crossing the Atlantic ocean
sap - diminish; weaken; undermine the foundations of (a fortification); Ex. The element kryptonite sapped his strength.
rote - repetition; memorization through repetition without understanding; Ex. learn poetry by rote
brindled - tawny or grayish with streaks or spots (of animals)