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venerate - revere; treat with great respect
pedigree - ancestry; lineage
disconcert - confuse; upset; embarrass; perturb
choleric - hot-tempered; bad-tempered; irritable; easily angered; CF. cholera
clich - \'e phrase dulled in meaning by repetition; platitude; ADJ. clich\'ed
anticlimax - letdown in thought or emotion; something unexciting, ordinary, or disappointing coming after something important or exciting
gesticulation - motion; gesture; V. gesticulate: make gestures (while speaking)
glean - gather leavings; gather grain left behind by reapers; gather bit by bit (facts or information) often with difficulty
badger - pester; annoy continually with demands; persuade by asking again and again; Ex. The children badgered me into taking them into the cinema; N: a kind of mountain animal
nostalgia - homesickness; longing for the past; Ex. nostalgia for the clothes of 1920s; ADJ. nostalgic