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vouch - give a personal guarantee; Ex. I can vouch for his integrity; N. voucher
lexicographer - compiler of a dictionary; CF. lexicography: work of compiling a dictionary
tanner - person who turns animal hides into leather
biennial - every two years
misadventure - mischance; ill luck; Ex. death by misadventure
prodigious - enormous; marvelous; extraordinary; Ex. prodigious amount/memory
braggadocio - boasting
atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
inordinate - beyond reasonable limits; unrestrained; excessive; Ex. inordinate demands
pejorative - (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.