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preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
oblique - indirect; slanting (deviating from the perpendicular or from a straight line); Ex. oblique reference
politic - prudent; judicious; well judged; expedient; well devised
bluster - blow in heavy gusts; threaten emptily; bully; speak in a noisy or bullying manner; CF. breeze, gust, gale
castigation - punishment; severe criticism or disapproval
irreproachable - beyond reproach; blameless; impeccable; Ex. irreproachable conduct
fret - be annoyed or vexed; Ex. fret over your poor grades; N: irritation of mind; ADJ. fretful
parchment - writing material made from the skin of a sheep or goat
portly - stout; corpulent
expedite - hasten; make go faster