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family, class, or kind: he and all his ilk.
Taking it all in all, this picture is better than themajority of its ilk .
In theater, their ilk has long been presented asthe opposite of suburban conformity.
Hipsters of the Williamsburg ilk.
Extremists of any ilk are not interested inanother opinion.
excessively or unctuously flattering, ingratiating, servile, etc.: theemcee with the smarmy welcome.
Urbandict: very insincere, two-faced, ungenuine, and self-centered. arrogant and smug while pretending to be innocent.
The smarmy man put on a fake smile and fake enthusiasm and went out to greet his fans.
to be proud
to pride (oneself) on an achievement, personal quality, etc.: Hepreened himself on having been graduated with honors.
When he pitches, he goes about his businesswithout preening or fist-pumping and takes hissuccesses and failures in stride.
Even his occasional self-mockery is a form ofpreening .
right away; without warning
1.in a prompt or direct manner; immediately; straightaway.
2.without notice; precipitately: to be dismissed summarily from one's job.
Instead, he winds up washing dishes, only to besummarily fired by his walrus boss.
Science is not substantiated by opposing viewsbeing summarily dismissed as quackery.
The villagers themselves are summarily dismissed as an animal pack, in the film's onebig weakness.
wide, vast, hollow
Resembling a cavern, as in depth, vastness, or effect: acavernous hole; cavernous echoes.
She had a cavernous cooch.
The hotel has a rustic alpine interior design withexposed wooden walls and a large fireplace inthe cavernous lobby.
The large, cavernous room in the rear serves asthe setting for live entertainment.