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filibuster - block legislation or prevent action in a lawmaking body by making very slow long speeches; N; freebooter
placid - peaceful; calm; Ex. placid child/lake
gentility - those of gentle birth; high social class; refinement; quality of being genteel
problematic - causing a problem; open to doubt; doubtful; unsettled; questionable; Ex. Whether the arena will ever be completed is problematic.
soliloquy - talking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)
brevity - conciseness; shortness of duration
irrepressible - unable to be restrained or held back; impossible to hold back
bluff - pretense (of strength); deception; high cliff; ADJ: rough but good-natured
restive - impatiently restless (induced by external coercion or restriction); restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control; Ex. restive horses because of wolves; CF. not a general synonym for `restless'
swagger - walk or behave with an over-confident manner