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mendacious - lying; habitually dishonest; N. mendacity
tacit - understood (without actually being expressed); not put into words; Ex. tacit agreement
suffocate - die or kill from lack of air; suppress
conversant - familiar with; having knowledge of
overweening - arrogant; presumptuous
graze - (of an animal) feed on growing grass; cause (an animal) to feed on grass; scrape (esp. the skin) or touch lightly in passing; brush; Ex. We can't graze the cattle till summer; N: surface wound
inert - inactive; lacking power to move; unable to move or act; Ex. chemically inert; N. inertia: state of being inert; force which keeps a thing in the position or state
sinecure - well-paid position with little responsibility; CF. sine cure: without care; CF. San Serif
mannerism - distinctive behavioral trait; affected style in art (according to a set of styles)
pluck - courage; V: pull off or out; pull out the hair or feathers of; ADJ. plucky: courageous; brave