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belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
verbose - wordy; N. verbosity
interdict - prohibit; forbid; N.
spendthrift - someone who wastes money; CF. thrift: accumulated wealth
animadversion - critical remark; V. animadvert: comment critically with disapproval
impolitic - not wise; not expedient; not politic
parlance - language; manner of speaking; idiom; Ex. in legal/common parlance
grapple - wrestle; come to grips with; take hold of and struggle with; Ex. grapple with the burglar
withdrawn - introverted; retiring; remote
whorl - ring of leaves around stem; ring; circular arrangement; Ex. whorls on the fingers