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repine - fret; complain; be annoyed; Ex. repine over the undone work
arrears - being in debt; money that should have been paid; work that should have been done
fatuous - smugly and unconsciously foolish; inane; silly; N. fatuity, fatuousness
stodgy - dull; stuffy; boringly conservative; Ex. stodgy book
ceremonious - marked by formality; extremely formal and polite; CF. ceremony: conventional social courtesy
stampede - sudden frenzied rush (of panic-stricken animals or people); V: participate in or cause stampede; Ex. stampede before the price rises
wisp - small bunch (of hair); faint streak (of smoke)
carafe - glass water bottle; decanter
venerable - deserving high respect; commanding respect; CF. command: deserve and get
metaphor - implied comparison; CF. simile