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gaunt - lean and angular; thin and bony; emaciated; barren
draught - current of air (through a room or to a fire); act of pulling roads; act of swallowing liquid or amount of liquid swallowed at a time
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
swill - drink greedily
epicure - connoisseur of food and drink; gourmet; ADJ. epicurean; CF. Epicurus
miscellany - mixture of writings on various subjects; collection of various items
jollity - gaiety; cheerfulness; ADJ. jolly: merry; gay
defer - give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous
convention - social or moral custom; established practice; formal meeting; international agreement
flinch - hesitate; shrink back (in fear of something unpleasant); Ex. She did not flinch in the face of danger.