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unctuous - oily; bland; insincerely suave
unaccountable - unexplicable; impossible to account for; unreasonable or mysterious
placate - pacify; bring peace to; conciliate; appease
pedant - scholar who overemphasizes book learning, trivial details of learning, or technicalities
collateral - security given for loan; ADJ: secondary; descended from the same person but through different sons or daughters
metaphor - implied comparison; CF. simile
sloth - slow moving tree-dwelling mammal; laziness; ADJ. slothful: lazy; indolent
concession - an act of yielding; conceding; something conceded; point, right, etc. given unwillingly; privilege of maintaining a business in a certain place; Ex. oil concessions in the North sea; CF. concessionaire
remorse - deep regret for wrongdoing; guilt; self-reproach
guffaw - boisterous laughter; V.