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adage - wise saying; proverb
braggart - boaster; bragger
pedestal - support or base as for a pillar or statue
covetous - avaricious; desirous of (someone else's possessions); V. covet: desire eagerly (someone else's possessions)
inflated - exaggerated; pompous; enlarged (with air or gas)
amputate - cut off part of body; prune (a limb)
usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
ravenous - extremely hungry; voracious
illuminate - brighten; clear up or make understandable; enlighten; enable to understand; Ex. illuminating remarks
ambience - environment; atmosphere; Ex. restraurant with a pleasant ambience; ADJ. ambient: completely surrounding; Ex. ambient temperature