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accolade - award of merit; strong praise and approval
halting - hesitant; faltering; not fluent; Ex. halting steps/voice; V. halt: proceed or act with uncertainty; falter; hesitate; waver; stop
unkempt - disheveled; uncared for in appearance; not combed; CF. comb
compendium - brief, comprehensive summary; ADJ. compendious
vilify - slander; speak evil of; N. vilification
transitory - transient; impermanent; fleeting; N. transitoriness
grimace - facial distortion to show feeling such as pain, disgust, etc; V.
preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
genealogy - record of descent; lineage; ancestry; study of ancestry
unceremonious - not done politely without due formalities