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chaperon - older person who accompanies and supervises a young unmarried woman
glutinous - sticky; viscous; gluey
gloss_over - explain away with the intention of deceiving or hiding faults
bohemian - unconventional (in an artistic way)
phalanx - formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense)
impediment - hindrance; stumbling-block; speech defect preventing clear articulation; Ex. speech impediment
conventional - ordinary; typical; not nuclear; Ex. conventional weapons
eminent - rising above others; high; lofty; distinguished; Ex. eminent position
purgatory - place of spiritual expiation; temporary state or place in which the souls must expiate their sins
subtlety - perceptiveness; ingenuity; delicacy; ADJ. subtle: delicate; so slight as to be difficult to detect; able to make fine distinctions; clever; Ex. subtle mind/differences in meaning