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ostentatious - showy; trying to attract attention; pretentious; N. ostentation: showy display
withdrawn - introverted; retiring; remote
haggard - wasted away; gaunt; Ex. haggard faces of the rescued miners
affable - easily approachable; easy to talk to; warmly friendly
internecine - mutually destructive
magnate - person of prominence or influence; powerful or influential person (in business or industry); Ex. oil magnate
humdrum - dull; monotonous
grievance - cause of complaint; complaint
parquet - floor made of wood strips inlaid in a mosaic like matter; CF. strip: long narrow piece
purgatory - place of spiritual expiation; temporary state or place in which the souls must expiate their sins