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angular - sharp-cornered; having an angle; not rounded (body); bony; lean; gaunt; stiff in manner
convention - social or moral custom; established practice; formal meeting; international agreement
assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
enliven - make lively or spirited; animate
chronic - long established as a disease
alloy - mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness
fatuous - smugly and unconsciously foolish; inane; silly; N. fatuity, fatuousness
assail - assault
monastic - related to monks or monasteries; removed from worldly concerns
stoop - bend forward and down; lower or debase oneself; fall to a lower standard of behavior by doing something; condescend; Ex. stoop to lying