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flippant - lacking proper seriousness; Ex. flippant remarks about death; N. flippancy
preamble - introductory statement
parasite - animal or plant living on another; toady; sycophant; CF. para-: beside
trappings - outward decorations; ornaments (as an outward sign of rank)
loath - reluctant; unwilling; disinclined; Ex. Romeo and Juliet were both loath for him to go.
caucus - private meeting of a group of people in a political party to select officers or determine policy; CF. the Caucus club of Boston
extol - praise very highly; glorify
enlist - (cause to) join the armed forces; obtain (help, sympathy, or support)
dross - waste matter; worthless impurities
tarry - linger; delay in starting or going; dawdle