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pang - sudden sharp feeling of pain
vainglorious - boastful; excessively conceited; N. vainglory: great vanity
veneer - thin surface layer (of good quality wood, glued to a base of inferior material); cover; surface show; fa\c{c}ade; V.
habitat - natural home of a plant or animal; CF. habitation
hibernal - wintry; wintery; of or like winter
phalanx - formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense)
controvert - oppose with arguments; attempt to refute; contradict; ADJ. controversial; N. controversy
alias - an assumed name esp. by a criminal (usually to mislead people); ADV. alias
yeoman - man or farmer owning small estate; middle-class farmer
taint - contaminate; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of something bad; Ex. tainted reputation; N: stain; touch of decay or bad influence; CF. touch