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Blithe

Joyous, merry, or gay in disposition

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Conciliatory

To end a disagreement

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Delineate

To clearly show or describe; outline

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Dissonance

Harsh in sound

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Engender

To cause or give rise to a situation

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Gesticulate

To use gestures

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Gratuitous

Given or done free of charge

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Interlocutor

A person who takes part in dialogue

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Modicum

A small quantity of a desired thing

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Nascent

Beginning to exist or develop

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Prevaricate

Speak or act in an evasive (avoidant) way

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Quixotic

Unrealistic

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Stanch

Stop or restrict blood flow from a wound

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Venerate

Regard with great respect

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Allegory

A story with a hidden meaning

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Colloquial

Used in ordinary conversation

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Dialect

Language that is peculiar to a specific region or social group

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End-stopped

When a sentence goes on to the next line (poem)

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Enjambed

Ending a sentence that continues in the next

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Litotes

Stating a negative to mean something positive "you won't be sorry"

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Meiosis

An intentional understatement

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Synesthesia

Meant to appeal to more than one sense

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Aesthetic

Set of principles governing the idea of beauty at a given time and place