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Quandary Resolution 1867
nankeen, belligerent, gimcrack, retrograde
The woman had a dismally retrograde fashion sense, wearing some sort of shapeless Soviet-era nankeen smock (the deli mustard color of which did not flatter her sallow complexion), which she had tried unsuccessfully to dress up with a lot of junk and gimcrack jewelry, while both her surname and her truculent expression suggested she was a native of one of those perennially belligerent nations of the central Asian steppes, so all in all she did not make a good first impression and Mr. Bernstein decided a complete makeover was in order if she were ever to come in contact with any of his clients.
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