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Tableau

(n) A picture of a scene. representation of a picture, statue or scene

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Parity

(n) Equality, as in amount, status, character. equivalence

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Perfunctory

(adj) Mechanical, routine, listless, indifferent, without interest

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Idiosyncrasy

(n) A peculiarity, distinctive characteristic of a person, identifying trait or mannerism

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Umbrage

(n) Offense; resentment; annoyance; displeasure, leaves that afford shade

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Exigency

(n) an emergency, urgency

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Aver

(v) To state positively and decisively with complete confidence that what one says is true.

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Expound

(v) To set forth or state in detail; to expound theories. to explain, interpret, to make a detailed statement. Expounds ON

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Pithy

(adj) brief, forceful, meaningful in expression. full of substance, meaning. terse

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Lampoon

(v) To mock or ridicule in a lampoon (n) a sharp, often virulent satire directed against an individual or institution; a work of literature, art, or the like, ridiculing severely the character or behavior of a person, society

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Nepotism

(n) patronage bestowed or favorism shown based on family relationship

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Implacable

(adj)not to be appeased, mollified or pacified

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tepid

(adj) lukewarm, lack of force or enthusiasm

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Pretext

an excuse, ostensible reason or motive