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conception - beginning; forming of an idea; fertilization; V. conceive: form an idea in the mind; devise; become pregnant; CF. inception
bluff - pretense (of strength); deception; high cliff; ADJ: rough but good-natured
acrimonious - stinging; caustic; bitter in words or manner; N. acrimony: bitter ill-natured animosity in speech or behavior
interloper - intruder; one who interferes
exposure - risk, particularly of being exposed to disease or to the elements; unmasking; act of laying something open; Ex. exposure of governmental corruption
haggard - wasted away; gaunt; Ex. haggard faces of the rescued miners
retentive - holding; able to retain things (esp. facts in the mind); having a good memory
punitive - punishing; Ex. punitive measures
declivity - downward slope
nostalgia - homesickness; longing for the past; Ex. nostalgia for the clothes of 1920s; ADJ. nostalgic