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Opus

n. an artistic work

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Patricians

n. a member of a long-established wealthy family; an aristocrat or nobleman

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Farce

n. an absurd event

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Mirth

n. amusement esp. as expressed in laughter

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Tare

n. allowance made for container when weighing

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Palliate

v. to make less severe or unpleasant without removing the cause;

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Desultory

adj. lacking a plan, purpose, or enthusiasm; aimless; inconsistent with effort

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Pugnacious

adj. eager or quick to argue or quarrel; aggressive, ready to fight

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Garland

v. adorn or crown with a garland; n. a wreath of flowers and leaves

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Puffery

n. exaggerated or false praise

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Pathos

n. a quality that evokes pity or sadness evoking sadness or pity

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Equable

adj. calm and even-tempered

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Ensconce

v. establish or settle someone in a comfortable, safe, or secret place

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Seminal

adj. essential; formative

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Belletristic

adj. of or relating to essays, particularly of literary and artistic criticism, written and read primarily for aesthetic effect

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Efface

v. to erase from the surface

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Parity

n. equality

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Milieu

n. a person's social environment

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Vim

n. energy or enthusiasm

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Coltish

adj. energetic but awkward in one’s movements or behavior

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Emollient

adj. something that softens

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Salutary

adj. (esp. with reference to something unqelcome or unpleasant) producing good effects; beneficial

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Vagary

n. something unaccountable; an inexplicable change in a situation or in someone's behavior; freak

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Discrepancy

n. something which does not match up; inconsistency

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Provenance

n. something’s origin

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Liniment

n. soothing lotion intended to relieve pain

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Urbane

adj. (of a person, esp. a man) sauve, courteous, and refined in manner; sophisticated

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Plaintive

adj. sounding sad or mournful

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Capacious

adj. spacious

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Mince

v. speak in an affected manner; walk with an affected delicacy or fastidiousness