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surly - bad-tempered; rude; cross
conducive - helpful; contributive; V. conduce; Ex. conduce to/towards
epigram - witty thought or saying, usually short
vacillate - waver (in opinion); fluctuate; sway to and fro; N. vacillation
stigma - token of disgrace; brand; V. stigmatize: mark with a stigma; characterize as disgraceful
adventitious - accidental; casual; happening by chance
polygamist - one who has more than one spouse at a time; CF. bigamy; CF. polyandry
panache - flair; manner of doing things without any difficulty (causing admiration); flamboyance; bunch of feathers (on a helmet); Ex. with great panache; CF.
negligible - so small, trifling, or unimportant as to be easily disregarded
pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses