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::: sportive - playful; frolicsome; merry; CF. sport: play or frolic; CF. sportsmanlike
::: chaffing - bantering; joking
::: epaulet - (epaulette) ornament worn on the shoulder (of a uniform, etc.)
::: diffidence - shyness; lack of self-confidence; timidity; ADJ. diffident
::: idiom - expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic
::: pernicious - very harmful; deadly; very destructive; Ex. pernicious effect/anemia
::: hierarchy - arrangement by rank or standing; authoritarian body divided into ranks; body of persons having authority
::: caustic - burning; corrosive; able to burn by chemical action; sarcastically biting; (of remarks) intended to hurt; bitter; harmful; OP. harmless
::: emulate - imitate; rival; try to equal or excel (through imitation)
::: fluster - confuse; make nervous and confused; N.