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gaunt - lean and angular; thin and bony; emaciated; barren
superficial - of the surface; not deep; shallow; not thorough; trivial; Ex. superficial analysis/knowledge
futile - useless; hopeless; ineffectual
preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
reminiscence - recollection; V. reminisce: recollect the past
dubious - questionable; (of something) causing doubt; (of someone) filled with doubt; N. dubiety
thrash - beat with a whip or flail; defeat utterly; talk about thoroughly in order to find the answer; move wildly or violently; Ex. The fishes thrashed about in the net.
defile - pollute; make filthy or dirty; corrupt morally; profane; desecrate; N: narrow passage or gorge through mountains
multilingual - having many languages; fluent in several languages
aromatic - fragrant; having a sweet smell; N. aroma: strong pleasant smell