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Wry

adj. expressing dry, especially mocking humor

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Dramaturgy

n. the study of dramatic composition

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Parvenus

n. a person of obscure origin who has gained wealth, influence, or celebrity

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Sardonic

adj. grimly mocking or cynical

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Covey

n. a small group of people or things

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Mote

n. speck or small amount

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Trove

n. a store of valuable or delightful things

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Denouement

n. the final part of a play, movie, or narrative

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Abettor

n. one who encourages or assists someone to commit a crime

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Abeyance

n. state of inactivity, disuse, or suspension

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Abiding

adj. (of a feeling or a memory) lasting a long time

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Abjured

v. solemnly renounce (a belief, cause, or claim)

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Abrade

v. to scrape or wear away by friction or erosion

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Abrogate

v. to repeal or do away with; cancel

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Circumspect

adj. wary and unwilling to take risks; cautious; considering all sides

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Circumscribe

v. to restrict (something) within limits

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Circumambulate

v. walk all the way around (something)

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Cicatrix

n. the scar of a healed wound

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Chorales

n. a choir or choral society; simple hymns

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Choleric

adj. bad-tempered or irritable

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Chimerical

adj. of or related to a thing that is hoped or wished for but in fact is illusory or impossible to achieve

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Chide

v. to scold or rebuke

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Chauvinist

n. someone excessively patriotic, prejudiced for a particular group, cause or gender

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Chary

adj. cautiously or suspiciously reluctant to do something

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Charlatan

n. trickster who claims knowledge he doesn’t have

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Chantey

n. type of song sung by sailors

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Execrable

adj. extremely bad or unpleasant

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Exceptionable

adj. open to objection; causing disapproval or offense

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Apprising

v. to value highly or put a price on or inform someone

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Unctuous

adj. (of a person) using excessive flattery