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accoutre June 23, 2010

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Provide with military equipment

” To wit, they are wider at the base than at the top, they don’t really clothe the head as much as accoutre it, and they are very eye-catching indeed. …”

churlish June 23, 2010

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Rude and boorish

” That might seem churlish given all the enthusiasm. Australia’s dollar rose 0.7%. The Korean won closed near a one-month high; Dow Jones Newswires reported …”

accost June 23, 2010

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Approach with an offer of sexual favors

“Well, if you follow the commercial then you have to accost unsuspecting BK customers who have probably never heard of Twilight, Edward or Jacob while .. ”

obeisance June 23, 2010

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Bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting

“Aptly, he sings in praise of the Lord and His divine weapons and pays obeisance to the Azhvars, the poet-saints of Vaishnavism. The work also speaks in some … ”

chicanery June 23, 2010

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The use of tricks to deceive someone

“When Les Bleus arrived in South Africa 10 days ago, they were expected to erase the chicanery of their qualification: Thierry Henry’s “Hand of Frog” double … ”

chide June 23, 2010

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Censure severely or angrily

” Even the religion of the Bhakti poets is sensuous, and the Azhwars and the Nayanmars alternately profess love to or chide their gods, depending on their ..”

chivalrous June 23, 2010

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Being attentive to women like an ideal knight

” The globe-trotting adventures of June and Roy, her surprisingly chivalrous knight, are engaging, even if the twists don’t always make sense and the villains …”

lithe June 23, 2010

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Moving and bending with ease

“Much like the late, great Marlon Brando, when Firefox appeared on the scene it was dashing, lithe and hugely exciting. In recent years, however, … ”

oaf June 23, 2010

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An awkward stupid person

“Failing that, it’s the dreaded white-van man, a badly educated oaf with a copy of the Sun prominently displayed in his windscreen. … ”

litotes June 23, 2010

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Understatement for rhetorical effect

“Actually, I think it is a litotes. That’s an “ironical understatement in which an affirmative is expressed by the negative of its contrary,” according to … ”