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mannerism - distinctive behavioral trait; affected style in art (according to a set of styles)
rile - irritate; vex; muddy
billowing - swelling out in waves; surging
surveillance - close observation of a person (esp. one under suspicion); watching; guarding
reconcile - make friendly again (after quarrel); make consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies; Ex. reconcile one's political principles with one's religious beliefs
humor - indulge; comply with the wishes of; N. quality that makes something amusing; state of mind; mood; Ex. in a bad humor; Ex. out of humor
penumbra - partial shadow (in an eclipse); CF. almost shadow
humanitarian - one devoted to the promotion of human welfare; CF. humanism
foppish - vain about dress and appearance; N. fop: man who takes too much interest in his clothes and appearance
brink - edge (at the top of a cliff); Ex. on the brink of the Grand Canyon