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Haughty

adj unfriendly and seeming to consider yourself better than other people

Cipher

N or v to use figures or numerals arithmetically; something of no value or importance

Histrionic

adj very emotional and energetic, but lacking sincerity or real meaning

Benefactor

n someone who gives money to help an organization, society or person

Encore

n an extra song or piece of music that is performed at the end of a show because the audience shout for it

Greenhorn

n a person who is not experienced

Pallet

n a flat wooden structure onto which heavy goods are loaded so that they can be moved using a fork lift

Stretcher

n Slang: a lie

Harrow

n a large piece of equipment which is pulled behind a tractor to break the earth into small pieces ready for planting

Candid

adj truthful and honest, especially about something difficult or painful

Confront

v to face, meet or deal with a difficult situation or person

Disposition

n the particular type of character which a person naturally has

Elocution

n the art of careful public speaking, using clear pronunciation and good breathing to control the voice

Venture

v to risk going somewhere or doing something that might be dangerous or unpleasant, or to risk saying something that might be criticized

Mortify

v to cause someone to feel extremely ashamed

Meek

adj quiet, gentle and not willing to argue or state your opinions in a forceful way

Pensive

adj thinking in a quiet way, often with a serious expression on your face

Sublime

adj extremely good, beautiful or enjoyable

Cavort

v to move around in a playful way, sometimes noisily; often in a sexual way

Contrite

adj feeling great regret and guilt for something bad that you have done

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