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buoyant - able to float; cheerful and optimistic; N. buoyancy; Ex. buoyancy of wood/water/American market
patois - local or provincial dialect
excoriate - scold with biting harshness; censure strongly; strip the skin off
elated - filled with excited joy and pride; overjoyed; in high spirits; joyful and proud; Ex. elated crowd; V. elate; N. elation
functional - made for practical use only (without decoration); functioning; Ex. functional modern furniture; CF. functionalism
duration - length of time something lasts
captious - faultfinding; too critical
quibble - minor objection or complaint; V: raise minor objections; carp; cavil
regeneration - spiritual rebirth; Ex. regeneration of the prisoners; V. regenerate: give or obtain new life; reform spiritually
nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement