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foppish - vain about dress and appearance; N. fop: man who takes too much interest in his clothes and appearance
besmirch - soil; defile; make dirty
unfetter - liberate; free from chains; V. unfetter
fractious - unruly; peevish; cranky; bad-tempered; Ex. fractious horse
forestall - prevent by taking action in advance
auroral - pertaining to the aurora borealis; CF. aurora australis
clipper - sailing vessel built for great speed
solitude - state of being alone; seclusion; ADJ. solitary: existing or living alone (esp. by choice); remote or secluded; single; sole; Ex. solitary life/inn; Ex. no solitary piece of proof
lectern - reading desk or stand for a public speaker
grouse - complain; fuss; grumble; grouch; N: plump chickenlike game bird