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belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
ravenous - extremely hungry; voracious
stigma - token of disgrace; brand; V. stigmatize: mark with a stigma; characterize as disgraceful
bizarre - fantastic; violently contrasting; noticeably odd; strikingly unconventional
bluster - blow in heavy gusts; threaten emptily; bully; speak in a noisy or bullying manner; CF. breeze, gust, gale
exhilarating - invigorating and refreshing; cheering; V. exhilarate: make cheerful and excited; Ex. exhilarated by the ride in the sports car
criteria - standards used in judging; CF. criterion
fundamental - basic; primary; essential
kleptomaniac - person who has a compulsive desire to steal
emaciated - thin and wasted (from hunger or illness)