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moodiness - fits of depression or gloom; ADJ. moody: given to changeable moods; subject to periods of depression; gloomy CF. mood: state of mind or emotion
piscatorial - pertaining to fishing; CF. Pisces
obviate - make unnecessary; get rid of; Ex. obviate the need
impolitic - not wise; not expedient; not politic
frond - fern leaf; palm or banana leaf
vicarious - experienced as if one were taking part in the experience of another; done by a deputy for other people; acting as a substitute; Ex. vicarious thrill at the movies; Ex. the vicarious sufferings of Christ
reprieve - postponement or cancelation of a punishment; temporary stay; V: postpone or cancel the punishment of
trenchant - cutting; incisive; keen
uncouth - boorish; clumsy in speech or behavior; outlandish
hortatory - encouraging; exhortive; marked by exhortation; CF. exhort