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firebrand - piece of burning wood; hothead; troublemaker; person who stirs up trouble
flounder - struggle and thrash about; proceed clumsily or falter (as in water, mud, snow, etc.); proceed in confusion
swarthy - (of a skin or complexion) dark; dusky; Ex. swarthy Italian ?
propensity - natural inclination
insensate - without feeling; lacking sense; foolish
capillary - having a very fine bore; resembling a hair; fine and slender; Ex. capillary attraction; N: very fine hairlike tube; CF. capillarity
provincial - pertaining to a province; limited in outlook; narrow; unsophisticated
truncate - cut the top off; shorten
smirk - conceited smile; offensively self-satisfied smile (often at someone else's misfortune); V.
ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology