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chauvinist - blindly devoted patriot; zealous adherent of a group, cause, or sex; ADJ. chauvinistic; CF. chauvinism; Nicolas Chauvin
mollify - soothe an angry person
peroration - conclusion of an oration; perorating; V. perorate: conclude a speech; speak at great length
bane - posion; cause of ruin; ADJ. baneful: harmful; poisonous
overblown - inflated; exaggerated
foible - small weakness of character; slight fault; CF. feeble
furtive - stealthy; quiet and secret (trying to escape notice); sneaky; Ex. furtive glance
egregious - notorious; conspicuously bad or shocking
implicit - understood but not stated; implied; unquestioning and complete; Ex. implicit trust
scavenge - hunt through discarded materials for usable items or food; search, especially for food; N. scavenger: one who scavenges; animal that feeds on refuse and carrion