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clapper - striker (tongue) of a bell
assert - state strongly or positively; demand recognition of (rights, claims, etc.); make a claim to (by forceful action); Ex. assert one's independence
brand - trademark; mark burned on the hide of an animal; mark burned into the flesh of criminals; mark of disgrace; V: mark with a brand; give a lasting bad name; stigmatize; Ex. The press branded him a liar.
coy - shy (flirtatiously); showing a (pretended) lack of self-confidence; modest; coquettish; CF. job offer
parallel - similar; analogous; corresponding; N: parallel line; person or thing that is parallel (to another); similarity; Ex. know of no parallel to the case; Ex. without parallel; V: be similar to; make parallel; Ex. Your experience parallels mine; CF. unparalleled
noose - loop formed in a rope
ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
discursive - (of a person or writing) digressing; rambling (without any clear plan)
whimsy - whim; tendency to behave amusingly strangely; Ex. story full of whimsy
foliage - masses of leaves; CF. defoliate