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irascible - irritable; easily angered
ordinance - decree; authoritative order
riveting - holding one's attention; absorbing; engrossing
tout - promote or publicize (one's goods or service); praise excessively (as a form of advertisement); CF. advertise
meretricious - flashy; tawdry; attractive on the surface but of no real value; Ex. metericious argument/jewel; CF. prostitute
whim - sudden capricious idea; fancy
plagiarize - steal another's ideas or writings and pass them off as one's own; Ex. ideas plagiarized from my article; N. plagiarism; CF. kidnap
discompose - disturb the composure of; confuse
epaulet - (epaulette) ornament worn on the shoulder (of a uniform, etc.)
unsullied - untarnished; CF. sully