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ostentatious - showy; trying to attract attention; pretentious; N. ostentation: showy display
epitome - perfect example or embodiment; brief summary; Ex. epitome of good manners; V. epitomize: make an epitome of; be an epitome of; embody
herald - messenger; sign of something to come; V: announce; proclaim; Ex. unheralded researcher
wince - move back suddenly; shrink back; flinch; Ex. She winced as she touched the cold body.
tangible - able to be touched; real; concrete; palpable; possible to realize or understand; Ex. tangible proof
diffuse - wordy; verbose; rambling; spread out (like a gas); V: spread out in all directions; disperse; N. diffusion; CF. suffuse
ingrate - ungrateful person (not expressing thanks)
candor - frankness; open honesty; ADJ. candid
prosaic - lacking in imagination; dull and unimaginative; matter-of-fact(concerned with facts, not imagination or feelings); factual; CF. prose
atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic