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UK English spellings / definitions.

impale

skewer, spike

rectitude

righteousness, virtue

coquettish

flirtatious, provocative

ennui

boredom, malaise

nihilism

negativity, cynicism, disorder

aver

state, assert

nostrum

panacea; remedy

pinion

hold down, tie

salacious

obscene, indecent

attrition

wearing down, weakening

eviscerate

disembowel

alacrity

eagerness, enthusiasm

laconic

brief, taciturn

tawdry

gaudy, tasteless

captious

fault-finding, quibbling

privation

hardship, austerity

gauche

awkward, inelegant

slake

quench, satisfy

dearth

lack, scarcity

obtuse

stupid; blunt

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