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peruse - read through with care; N. perusal
improvise - compose on the spur of the moment
kernel - central or vital part; core; whole seed (as of corn)
foliage - masses of leaves; CF. defoliate
bloated - (unpleasantly) swollen or puffed as with water or air
address - direct a speech to; speak to; deal with or discuss; direct one's efforts or attention to; make with a destination; N: formal speech
gall - annoy; exasperate; chafe; N: skin sore caused by rubbing (as on the skin of a horse); exasperation
astigmatism - eye defect which prevents proper focus; OP. stigmatism
crestfallen - dejected; dispirited
complacency - self-satisfaction; smugness; ADJ. complacent