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pittance - small amount (of money); small allowance or wage
zealot - one who is zealous; fanatic; person who shows excessive zeal
effervescence - inner excitement or exuberance; showing high spirits; emitting bubbles forming inside; bubbling from fermentation or carbonation; ADJ. effervescent; V. effervesce
quizzical - curious; suggesting puzzlement (without saying); questioning; teasing; mocking; bantering; Ex. quizzical glance
effrontery - rudeness without any sense of shame; shameless boldness; presumptousness; nerve; cheek
subliminal - below the threshold of conscious perception; Ex. subliminal advertisement
scholarly - full of learning; erudite; like a scholar; Ex. scholarly journal
chauvinist - blindly devoted patriot; zealous adherent of a group, cause, or sex; ADJ. chauvinistic; CF. chauvinism; Nicolas Chauvin
supplicate - petition humbly; pray to grant a favor
hover - hang about; (of birds or aircraft) stay in the air in one place; (of people) wait nearby; stay around one place; waver; be in an uncertain state