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ostentatious - showy; trying to attract attention; pretentious; N. ostentation: showy display
dilate - expand; dilate on/upon: speak or write at length on (a subject)
glean - gather leavings; gather grain left behind by reapers; gather bit by bit (facts or information) often with difficulty
quicksilver - mercury
hypothetical - based on assumptions or hypotheses; supposed; N. hypothesis
pliable - flexible; easily influenced; yielding; adaptable
enlist - (cause to) join the armed forces; obtain (help, sympathy, or support)
desolate - make desolate; forsake; abandon and desert
laggard - slow; sluggish; N: one who lags; straggler
gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander