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excoriate - scold with biting harshness; censure strongly; strip the skin off
xenophobia - fear or hatred of foreigners; N. xenophobe
recital - act of reciting publicly; detailed account; performance of music or dance (by a solo performer)
pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
impermeable - impervious; not permitting passage through its substance; impossible to permeate
nominal - in name only; of a name; trifling; (of a sum of money) very small; CF. nominate: propose as a candidate; appoint
disdain - treat with scorn or contempt
pomposity - self-important behavior; acting like a stuffed shirt(pompous person); ADJ. pompous: self-important
pulse - rhythmical throbbing of arteries; brief sudden change in a normally constant quantity; V: pulsate
gregarious - sociable; (of an animal) tending to form a group