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tautological - needlessly repetitious; Ex. ``It was visible to the eye''; N. tautology: needless repetition of the same sense; statement that is always true
bemoan - lament; moan for; express sorrow or disapproval of
enmity - ill will; hatred; hostility
conceit - vanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)
flagrant - conspicuously wicked, bad, or offensive; blatant; outrageous
nutrition - process of nourishing or being nourished; CF. malnutrition
swathe - swath; wrap around; bandage; Ex. one's head swathed in bandages
malady - illness
veneer - thin surface layer (of good quality wood, glued to a base of inferior material); cover; surface show; fa\c{c}ade; V.
prohibitive - so high as to prohibit purchase or use; tending to prevent the purchase or use of something; prohibiting; inclined to prevent or forbid; Ex. prohibitive tax