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understate - state with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate
malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
flout - reject; mock; show contempt for; scorn; Ex. flout the rules
jetsam - things thrown from a ship (to lighten the ship)
churlish - boorish; rude; N. churl: boor; yahoo
metallurgical - pertaining to the art of removing metals from ores; N. metallurgy: science that deals with extracting metals from ores
totem - animal, plant, or natural object serving as a symbol of a clan or family; representation of this; Ex. totem pole
assiduous - diligent
sledge - large sled drawn by work animals
demeanor - behavior; bearing