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brusque - blunt; abrupt; curt; not wanting to waste time being nice
sartorial - pertaining to tailors or tailoring; Ex. a man of great sartorial elegance; CF. sartor: tailor
reverend - deserving reverence; N: priest
pluck - courage; V: pull off or out; pull out the hair or feathers of; ADJ. plucky: courageous; brave
potpourri - heterogeneous mixture; medley; mixture of dried flower petals a pot (to give a pleasant smell to a room)
prevail - be widespread; triumph over; gain victory; prevail on: persuade; induce; Ex. Justice has prevailed; Ex. prevail on someone to do something
virulent - (of a disease or poison) extremely harmful or poisonous; (of a feeling) hostile; bitter; N. virulence; CF. virus; CF. venom
alacrity - cheerful promptness without reluctance
abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote
negligence - neglect; failure to take reasonable care; ADJ. negligent: neglectful; lax; not taking enough care