calm, hard to rouse to action
thorough/large in scope and content as to include much
occasional/not marked by regularity
guess/inference or judgment based on incomplete evidence
do away with/eliminate
sensational/causing shock or horror
joke/say something witty and clever, mostly impromptu
bitter criticism/bitter, abusive denunciation
poster/sign or notice for display in a public place
essential/constituent/possessing everything essential
slight/existing in name only
something greatly detested/one or something that is cursed or damned
place of perfection/impractical idealistic scheme for reform
fair weather friends
unreliable friends who fail one in time of distress
to sow one's wild oats
to lead a wile, carefree life
unexpected financial gain
to wear one's heart on one's sleeve
to make one's feelings evident
to wash dirty linen in public
discuss private affairs openly
to save face
to avoid disgrace
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