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allay

(v.) to calm or pacify, set to rest; to lessen or relieve

convivial

(adj.) festive, sociable, having fun together, genial

coterie

(n.) a circle of acquaintances; a close-knit, often exclusive, group of people with a common interest

demur

(v.) to object or take exception to; (n.) an objection

effrontery

(n.) shameless boldness, impudence

ephemeral

(adj.) lasting only a short time, short-lived

felicitous

(adj.) appropriate, apt, well chosen; marked by well-being or good fortune, happy

furtive

(adj.) Done slyly or stealthily, sneaky, secret, shifty; stolen

garish

(adj.) glaring; tastelessly showy or overdecorated in a vulgar or offensive way

indigent

(adj.) needy, impoverished

jettison

(v.) to cast overboard, get rid of as unnecessary or burdensome

misanthrope

(n.) a person who hates or despises people

pertinacious

(adj.) very persistent; holding firmly to a course of action or a set of beliefs; hard to get rid of, refusing to be put off or denied

picayune

(adj.) of little value or importance, paltry, measly; concerned with trifling matters, small-minded

raiment

(n.) clothing, garments

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