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eccentricity - oddity; idiosyncrasy
docile - obedient; easily managed; submissive
smelt - melt (ore) for separating and removing the metal; melt or blend ores changing their chemical composition
physiognomy - face (as showing the character and the mind); art of judging human character from facial features
crest - top (as of a hill or wave); showy feathers on the head of a bird
grandiose - affectedly grand; pretentious; high-flown; ridiculously exaggerated; impressive; great in size or scope; grand; Ex. grandiose ideas
gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
distinctive - clearly different from others of the same kind
malingerer - one who feigns illness to escape duty; V. malinger: feign illness to avoid work
subsistence - existence; means of subsisting; means of support; livelihood; V. subsist: exist; maintain life (at a meager level)