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maverick - rebel; nonconformist (in a group)
badinage - teasing conversation; banter; joking talk
relapse - return to a former state (esp. after improvement); N.
hackles - hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise
facade - (fa\c{c}ade) front or face (of building); superficial or false appearance
bluster - blow in heavy gusts; threaten emptily; bully; speak in a noisy or bullying manner; CF. breeze, gust, gale
surpass - exceed
throng - crowd (of people or things); V.
curtail - shorten; reduce
oblique - indirect; slanting (deviating from the perpendicular or from a straight line); Ex. oblique reference