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puerile - childish; immature; CF. puer: boy
miasma - swamp gas; heavy vaporous atmosphere often emanating from decaying matter; pervasive corrupting influence; noxious atmosphere or influence
imbibe - drink in
ingratiate - become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss
feign - pretend
dorsal - relating to the back of an animal; Ex. dorsal fin
practical - based on experience; of or acquired through practice (rather than theory); useful; Ex. practical man
accessible - easy to approach; obtainable
disparage - belittle
diffidence - shyness; lack of self-confidence; timidity; ADJ. diffident