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upbraid - reprimand; severely scold
retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
alimentary - supplying nourishment
incidental - not essential; minor; N: something incidental
eccentric - irregular; odd; unconventional; whimsical; bizarre; not concentric
expatiate - talk at length; speak or write in detail
rhapsodize - speak or write in an exaggeratedly enthusiastic manner; Ex. rhapsodize over the beauty of the scenery
paradigm - model; example that serves as a model; pattern; list of all the inflectional forms of a word
tangential - only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent
scenario - plot outline; screenplay(script for a movie); opera libretto; outline of possible future events