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physiognomy - face (as showing the character and the mind); art of judging human character from facial features
censorious - severely critical
sheathe - place into a case; insert into or provide with a sheath; Ex. He sheathed his dagger; N. sheath: case for a blade
optimist - person who looks on the bright side; N. optimism
apothegm - (apophthegm) pithy, compact saying
reprobate - morally disapproved person; person hardened in sin, devoid of a sense of decency; CF. disapproved by God ?
expunge - cancel; remove a word or name (from a book or list); erase
idiom - expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic
contest - dispute; argue about the rightness of; compete for; try to win; Ex. contest the election results; Ex. contest a seat in Parliament; N.
welter - confusion; turmoil; confused mass; bewildering jumble; Ex. welter of data