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retinue - following; attendants
mendicant - beggar; ADJ: living as a beggar
figurative - not literal but metaphorical; using a figure(impression) of speech
humor - indulge; comply with the wishes of; N. quality that makes something amusing; state of mind; mood; Ex. in a bad humor; Ex. out of humor
despondent - without hope and courage; depressed; gloomy; N. despondency: loss of hope with gloom; dejection
epigram - witty thought or saying, usually short
artful - exhibiting art or skill; deceitful; cunning; CF. artifice
jargon - language used by special group; technical terminology; gibberish; nonsensical or incoherent talk
squabble - minor quarrel; bickering; V: engage in a minor quarrel; Ex. squabbling children
slipshod - slovenly; careless; sloppy; untidy; shabby; Ex. slipshod work