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bluster - blow in heavy gusts; threaten emptily; bully; speak in a noisy or bullying manner; CF. breeze, gust, gale
baroque - highly ornate
parasite - animal or plant living on another; toady; sycophant; CF. para-: beside
litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
unprecedented - having no previous example; novel; unparalleled
disdain - treat with scorn or contempt
admonish - warn or speak to with gentle disapproval; reprove
facetious - joking (often inappropriately); unserious; humorous
martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet
proximity - nearness; ADJ. proximate