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brawl - noisy quarrel
aloof - apart; not open in one's relationship with other people; reserved; ADV.
collateral - security given for loan; ADJ: secondary; descended from the same person but through different sons or daughters
requiem - mass for the dead; dirge
voluptuous - sensual; of or giving sensual pleasure; indulging in sensual pleasures; Ex. voluptuous lines; Ex. voluptuous life of the Romans; N. voluptuary: voluptuous person
manipulate - operate with one's hands; control or play upon (people, forces, etc.) artfully; maneuver; Ex. how to manipulate publicity and men; ADJ. manipulative
maxim - proverb; truth pithily stated
paucity - scarcity; dearth
nostalgia - homesickness; longing for the past; Ex. nostalgia for the clothes of 1920s; ADJ. nostalgic
incandescent - strikingly bright; shining with intense heat; emitting visible light when heated; Ex. incandescent light bulb; CF. candle