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stoic - stoical; impassive; unmoved by joy or grief; N. CF. stoicism
proviso - stipulation; condition in an agreement; provision
acerbity - bitterness of speech and temper; ADJ. acerbic: bitter; acrid (in taste, manner, or tone)
vouchsafe - grant condescendingly; guarantee; Ex. vouchsafe your fair return on your investment
apprehensive - fearful; discerning
scavenge - hunt through discarded materials for usable items or food; search, especially for food; N. scavenger: one who scavenges; animal that feeds on refuse and carrion
cogitate - think over; ponder
stolid - dull; impassive; showing little emotion when strong feelings are expected
gusto - eager enjoyment; zest; enthusiasm
unprepossessing - unattractive