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posture - assume an affected pose; act artificially; N: pose; attitude
sleek - smooth and shining (as from good health); V.
egoism - excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others; selfishness; ADJ. egoistic, egoistical
deference - courteous regard for another's wish; courteous yielding to another's wish or opinion (showing respect); ADJ. deferential; OP. effrontery
daub - smear (as with paint); cover with something sticky; Ex. daub one's clothes with mud/paint; N: small bit of sticky substance; Ex. a daub of paint
panegyric - formal praise; encomium; Ex. I don't deserve such panegyrics.
arbitrary - unreasonable or capricious; random; tyrannical; Ex. arbitrary ruler
mundane - worldly as opposed to spiritual; everyday; of the ordinary; Ex. mundane existence; CF. world
usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
eschew - avoid habitually; Ex. eschew alcoholic drinks