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belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
overweening - arrogant; presumptuous
depravity - extreme corruption; wickedness; V. deprave
contend - struggle; compete; assert earnestly; state strongly
boisterous - violent; rough; noisy
resilient - elastic; having the power of springing back; able to recover quickly (as from misfortune)
runic - mysterious; set down in an ancient alphabet; N. rune: one of the letters of an alphabet used by ancient Germanic peoples (cut on stone or wood); magic charm
canker - any ulcerous sore; ulcer; any evil; CF. cancer
authoritative - having the weight of authority; regarded as providing knowledge that can be trusted; reliable; peremptory and dictatorial; Ex. authoritative dictionary/manner; CF. definitive
frugality - thrift; economy; ADJ. frugal: practicing economy; costing little; inexpensive