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expository - explanatory; serving to explain; N. exposition: explaining; exhibition
indigent - poor; destitute
rubric - title or heading (in red print); directions for religious ceremony; protocol
ephemeral - short-lived; fleeting
genteel - well-bred; elegant; striving to convey an appearance of refinement; Ex. genteel poverty
bolster - support; reinforce
perverse - purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity
perpetrate - commit an offense; do (something wrong)
elliptical - elliptic; oval; of an ellipse; containing an ellipsis; ambiguous either purposely or because key words have been left out
indeterminate - uncertain; not clearly fixed; indefinite