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decorum - propriety; orderliness and good taste in manners; appropriateness of behavior or conduct
tinge - give a slight degree of a color or quality to; N: slight degree of a color or quality; Ex. tinged with grey/jealousy
mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
consistency - absence of contradictions; uniformity; degree of thickness or firmness; Ex. consistency of thick cream; CF. viscous
paranoia - psychosis marked by delusions of grandeur or persecution; N: ADJ: paranoid, paranoiac
vaunted - boasted; bragged; highly publicized; V. vaunt: boast; brag
truncate - cut the top off; shorten
pluck - courage; V: pull off or out; pull out the hair or feathers of; ADJ. plucky: courageous; brave
pervasive - spread throughout; V. pervade: (of smells, ideas, feelings) spread throughout; charge; permeate
patois - local or provincial dialect