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Cupola

A little house tower

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Cacophony

Loud, disarming, jarring sound

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Dichotomy

Combination of opposite things in same entity

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Allegory

A story or novel with a deeper meaning. Develops a second layer

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Pate

Skull head

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Pejorative

insult

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Didactic

Preachy, talking down to people with superiority

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Curlew

Bird on shore

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Caustic

Abbrahvsive

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Harangue

An angry rant

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Hackneyed

Worn out, cliché; overused phrase

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Respite

Rest or peace

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Levity

Light heartedness

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Dirge

Funeral song

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Sepulcher

A tomb

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Ingratiate

To work one self into someone's favor

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Rustic

Antique, charm to it

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Clairvoyant

See the future (some who's able to)…?

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Esoteric

Something enjoyed or understood by a few people

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Glean

What you take away or gain/ learn

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Adultation

Admiration; strong affection. Paul McCarthey

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Anomaly

Something that rarely happens

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Delineate

To expand or to list

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Altruism

Sacrificing of oneself to the good of others

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Indigent

Afflicted by poverty

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Banal

Boring; dull

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Facetious

Irony, sarcasm, saying something you don't mean

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Indigenous

Native

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Vitriolic

Poisonously sarcastic; verbal venom

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Coalesce

Join together