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upbraid - reprimand; severely scold
shaving - very thin piece, usually of wood (cut from a surface with a sharp blade)
venue - location; place (of a crime, trial, gathering, etc.); CF. come
vigilante - one who without authority assumes law enforcement powers
crave - desire; want intensely
impromptu - without previous preparation; off the cuff(end of a sleeve); on the spur of the moment
obituary - death notice (esp. in a newspaper); ADJ.
threadbare - worn through till the threads show; shabby and poor; hackneyed; Ex. threadbare excuses
protract - prolong; lengthen in time; draw out
barefaced - shameless and noticeable; blatant; bold; unconcealed; having no covering on the face; Ex. barefaced lie