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demeanor - behavior; bearing
stodgy - dull; stuffy; boringly conservative; Ex. stodgy book
uproarious - marked by commotion or uproar; very noisy (esp. with laughter); hilarious; causing loud laughter; extremely funny
rhapsodize - speak or write in an exaggeratedly enthusiastic manner; Ex. rhapsodize over the beauty of the scenery
malediction - curse
decorum - propriety; orderliness and good taste in manners; appropriateness of behavior or conduct
withhold - refuse to give; hold back; Ex. withholding tax
augury - omen; prophecy; sign of coming events; V. augur: predict; foretell; be a sign of (something in future)
derivative - unoriginal; obtained from another source; Ex. derivative prose style; N.
belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.