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acetic - vinegary
ostentatious - showy; trying to attract attention; pretentious; N. ostentation: showy display
exploit - brave and successful act; deed or action, particularly a brave deed; CF. crossing the Atlantic ocean
exposure - risk, particularly of being exposed to disease or to the elements; unmasking; act of laying something open; Ex. exposure of governmental corruption
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
overweening - arrogant; presumptuous
hibernal - wintry; wintery; of or like winter
distort - twist out of shape; give a false account of; misrepresent; N. distortion
fresco - painting on wet plaster (usually fresh)
vainglorious - boastful; excessively conceited; N. vainglory: great vanity