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urbane - suave; refined in manner; elegant
appraise - estimate value of; N. appraisal
insipid - lacking in flavor; lacking interest; dull; Ex. insipid food/character
distill - refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
clapper - striker (tongue) of a bell
notoriety - disrepute; ill fame
preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
paroxysm - fit or attack of pain, laughter, rage; sudden outburst
canto - division of a long poem
apropos - with reference to; regarding; Ex. remarks apropos (of) the present situation; ADJ. ADV.