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killjoy - grouch; spoilsport; one who intentionally spoils the pleasure of others
dummy - imitation of a real object used as a substitute; effigy
debonair - (of men) friendly, charming, and fashionably dressed; aiming to please; CF. of good disposition
dire - warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food
exempt - not subject to a duty or obligation; free from a duty; V.
arbiter - person with power to decide a matter in dispute; judge who is in a position ot make influential judgments; Ex. supreme arbiter of fashion in beachware
slake - satisfy (thirst); quench; sate
pedant - scholar who overemphasizes book learning, trivial details of learning, or technicalities
ancestry - family descent; ADJ. ancestral
flippant - lacking proper seriousness; Ex. flippant remarks about death; N. flippancy