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boorish - rude; insensitive
buoyant - able to float; cheerful and optimistic; N. buoyancy; Ex. buoyancy of wood/water/American market
subservient - behaving like a slave; servile; obsequious; subordinate; N. subservience
amplify - increase in size or effect; expand; broaden or clarify by expanding; intensify; make stronger; Ex. amplify one's remarks with a graph
gape - open widely; open the mouth wide; stare wonderingly with the mouth open; CF. agape
galvanize - stimulate or shock by an electric current; stimulate by shock; shock into action; stir up; coat with rust-resistant zinc by using electricity
besiege - surround with armed forces; harass (with requests); annoy continually
vernacular - living language (as compared to the official language); language spoken in a country or region; natural style; Ex. lapse into the vernacular
gaudy - flashy; showy
undermine - weaken gradually; sap; dig a mine beneath