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practical - based on experience; of or acquired through practice (rather than theory); useful; Ex. practical man
aghast - filled with great surprise or fear; horrified
refractory - unmanageable; disobedient and stubborn; Ex. refractory horse
fancy - imagination (of a whimsical or fantastic nature); capricious liking; V: imagine; be fond of; ADJ. decorative; elaborate
paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words
robust - strong; vigorous
semblance - outward appearance; guise; Ex. We called in the troops to bring a/some semblance of order to the city.
martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet
tortuous - winding; full of curves; Ex. tortuous mountain road
unsullied - untarnished; CF. sully