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patina - green crust on old bronze works or copper; tone slowly taken by varnished painting
mannered - affected; not natural; Ex. mannered way of speech
incessant - uninterrupted; unceasing
amplify - increase in size or effect; expand; broaden or clarify by expanding; intensify; make stronger; Ex. amplify one's remarks with a graph
recant - disclaim or disavow; retract a previous statement; openly confess error; Ex. recant one's faith/a statement
maul - handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer
lucre - money; profit; Ex. filthy lucre
charlatan - quack; pretender to knowledge (esp. in medicine)
herpetologist - one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
unkempt - disheveled; uncared for in appearance; not combed; CF. comb