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egotism - tendency to speak or write of oneself excessively; conceit; self-importance
prude - excessively modest or proper person (who is easily shocked by improper things, esp. of a sexual nature); N. prudery; ADJ. prudish: excessively concerned with propriety
gazette - official periodical publication; newspaper
asperity - sharpness; roughness; severity (of temper or weather); Ex. asperities of a Russian winter
liaison - contact that keeps parties in communication; communication between groups; one that maintains communication; go-between; secret love affair; V. liaise: keep a connection
executive - person having administrative authority; one branch of government executing laws; ADJ: relating to executing
cater - provide food and drink (for); cater to: try to satisfy (desires of a bad kind)
plebeian - common; vulgar; pertaining to the common people; N: common people in ancient Rome; CF. patrician
dolorous - sorrowful; N. dolor
coterie - group that meets socially; select circle; close group of people with shared interests