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diffidence - shyness; lack of self-confidence; timidity; ADJ. diffident
acerbity - bitterness of speech and temper; ADJ. acerbic: bitter; acrid (in taste, manner, or tone)
withstand - stand up against; resist successfully
monograph - scholarly article
freebooter - pirate or plunderer who makes war in order to grow rich
anomalous - abnormal; irregular
gnarled - twisted
genteel - well-bred; elegant; striving to convey an appearance of refinement; Ex. genteel poverty
approbation - approval
blunt - having a dull edge; abrupt and frank in speech or manner; brusque; V: make or become blunt