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retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
sartorial - pertaining to tailors or tailoring; Ex. a man of great sartorial elegance; CF. sartor: tailor
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
forward - presumptuous or bold
kleptomaniac - person who has a compulsive desire to steal
poultice - soothing application applied to sore and inflamed portions of the body
commiserate - feel or express pity or sympathy for
piebald - of different colors; mottled; spotted in different colors (esp. in black and white); Ex. piebald horse; CF. pie+bald
bromide - platitude; chemical compound used to calm excitement
unearthly - not earthly; supernatural; weird; ghostly