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Kitsch

noun - so out of style that it's fashionable; bad art; unstylish
adjective - kitschy

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Verandah

noun - a large porch, sometimes partially enclosed, often surrounding a home; portico

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Hoodwink

verb - to deceive or trick
noun - hoodwinker

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Banter

noun - an exchange of light-hearted, playful, teasing remarks
verb - to exchange light remarks

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Pervasive

adjective - extending throughout, spread through every part of; permeating
verb - to pervade

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Collusion

noun (often used with IN) - a secret agreement for fraudulent or treacherous purposes; conspiracy

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Expletive

noun - a meaningless word; a word used to fill out a sentence; sometimes a swear word

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Pristine

adjective - having its original purity; of the earliest time or tradition
adjective - pristinely

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Leviathan

noun - anything of immense size and power: an ocean liner, a huge sea monster; behemoth

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Addled

adjective - confused, flustered, or muddled

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Ascertain

verb - to find out; to determine, to learn; to make certain

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Atrocious

adjective - exceedingly bad; wicked or cruel; abominable
adverb - atrociously

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Compassion

noun - pity for someone else's suffering, along with a desire to help; deep sympathy

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Composure

noun - self-possession; calmness; manner; comportment
adjective - composed

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Deteriorate

verb - to become worse or less valuable; to diminish
noun - deterioration

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Insipid

adjective - flavorless; dull or unexciting; lifeless
noun - insipidness

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Lament

verb - to regret; to express sorrow or mourning over; to grieve
noun - lamentation

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Loathe

verb - to feel intense hatred or disgust; to detest
noun - loathing
adjective - loathsome

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Painstaking

adjective - very careful; diligent; requiring great care; meticulous
adverb - painstakingly

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Repress

verb - to hold back; to keep or put down; to restrain
noun - meticulous
adjective - repressive

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Annals

noun - official historical records; chronicles