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Ancillary

(adj.) subordinate or supplementary
syn- Axillary, subsidiary, accessory

2

Bowdlerize

(v.) to remove material considered offensive from a book, play, etc.
syn- censor, purge, expurgate

3

Condescend

(v.) to come down or stoop voluntarily to a lower level; to deal with people in a patronizing manner
syn- deign

4

Cozen

(v.) to trick; to cheat or swindle
syn- dupe, deceive, beguile, inveigle

5

Enclave

(n.) an enclosed district, region, or area inhabited by a particular group of people or having a special character
syn-island, subgroup

6

Forte

(n.) a person's strong point, what a person does best
Syn- gift, aptitude, specialty

7

Gratis

(adj.) free (adv.) without charge
syn- on the house, freely

8

Icon

(n.) a representation or image of a sacred personage, often considered sacred itself, an image or picture, a symbol, a graphic symbol on a computer monitor display an object of blind devotion
syn- emblem, idol

9

Interstice

(n.) a small, narrow space between things or parts of things
syn- gap, slot, crevice, interval, lacuna

10

Macrocosm

(n.) the universe considered as a whole, the entire complex structure of something
syn- cosmos, entirely

11

Mountebank

(n.) a trickster or swindler, a charlatan
syn- imposter, quack

12

Paean

(n.) a song of praise, joy, or triumph
syn- hymn, ode, anthem

13

Persiflage

(n.) lighthearted joking, talk or writing
syn- banter, jesting, repartee, badinage

14

Plethora

(n.) overfullnesss, superabundance superfluity
syn- surplus, surfeit, glut, excess

15

Pragmatic

(adj.) concerned with practical consideration or values, dealing with actions and results rather than with abstract theory; stiff in one's opinion
syn- down-to-earth, businesslike

16

Quizzical

(adj.) puzzled, mocking, odd, equivocal
syn- peculiar, perplexed, mystified, derisive

17

Rapacity

(n.) inordinate greed, the deposition to obtain one's desires by force, extortion, or plunder

18

Schism

(n.) a formal split within a religious organization, any division or separation of a group or organization into hostile factions
syn- rift, breach

19

Therapeutic

(adj.) having the power to heal or cure; beneficial
syn- curative, salutary, salubrious

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Virtuoso

(n.) a brilliant performer person with masterly skill or technique (adj.) masterly or brilliant
syn- expert, master, prodigy, maestro