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retiring - shy and reserved (of a person); modest; Ex. her retiring personality
consanguineous - (consanguine) having a common ancestor
lewd - lustful
pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
paltry - insignificant; petty; trifling; contemptible; Ex. paltry sum; CF. trash
begrudge - envy; give or allow unwillingly; grudge; Ex. We shouldn't begrudge him his success.
dint - means; effort; Ex. by dint of hard work
squabble - minor quarrel; bickering; V: engage in a minor quarrel; Ex. squabbling children
detonation - explosion
flamboyant - ornate; highly elaborate; richly colored; ostentatious; showy; CF. flame