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irksome - annoying; tedious; V. irk: annoy
plebiscite - direct vote by the entire electorate (on an important issue)
unctuous - oily; bland; insincerely suave
introvert - one who is introspective or inclined to think more about oneself; ADJ. introverted
tarnish - make or become dull or discolored; N.
quixotic - idealistic but impractical; CF. Don Quixote
groom - man employed to take care of horses; V: make neat and trim; clean and brush (an animal)
assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
rebus - representation of words in the form of pictures or symbols; puzzle in which pictures or letters stand for words; Ex. ``R U 18'' is a rebus for ``Are you 18''.
contrive - invent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention