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subordinate or supplementary

ancillary

2

to remove material considered offensive (from a book, play, film, etc.)

bowdlerize

3

to come down or stoop voluntarily to a lower level; to deal with people in a patronizing manner

condescend

4

to trick; to cheat or swindle

cozen

5

an enclosed district, region, or area inhabited by a particular group of people or having a special order

enclave

6

a person's strong point; what a person does best

forte

7

free; without charge

gratis

8

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

icon

9

a small, narrow space between things of parts of things

interstice

10

the universe considered as a whole; the entire complex structure of something

macrocosm

11

a trickster or swindler; a charlatan

mountebank

12

a song of praise, joy; or triumph

paean

13

lighthearted joking, talk or writing

persiflage

14

overfullness; superabundance; superfluity

plethora

15

concerned with practical considerations or values; dealing with actions and results rather than the abstract theory; stiff in one's opinions

pragmatic

16

puzzled, mocking; odd; equivocal

quizzical

17

inordinate greed; the disposition to obtain one's desires by force, extortion or plunder

rapacity

18

a formal split within a religious organization; any division or separation of a group or organization into hostile factions

schism

19

having thr power to heal or cure; beneficial

therapeutic

20

a brilliant performer; a person with masterly skill or technique; masterly or brilliant

virtuoso