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fluted - having vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column
nutrition - process of nourishing or being nourished; CF. malnutrition
countermand - cancel; revoke (an order)
vainglorious - boastful; excessively conceited; N. vainglory: great vanity
saline - salty
inept - unsuited; inappropriate; lacking skill; incompetent; CF. inapt: (of statements or ideas) inappropriate
prophylactic - used to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease
bravado - swagger; assumed air of defiance; false show of bravery
prude - excessively modest or proper person (who is easily shocked by improper things, esp. of a sexual nature); N. prudery; ADJ. prudish: excessively concerned with propriety
spendthrift - someone who wastes money; CF. thrift: accumulated wealth