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asymmetrical

lacking balanced proportions

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falsetto

unnaturally high-pitched male voice; artificial voice

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veracity

truthfulness

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tête-à-tête

private conversation between two

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myopic

near-sighted

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mentor

a wise and trusted advisor, coach

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entre nous

between us

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aficionado

a person who is very enthusiastic about something

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gratis

free, out of kindness

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gratuitous

freely given; unwarranted

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bombastic

using pompous language, high flown

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faux pas

misstep or blunder in conduct, manners, or speech

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virile

having qualities of fully developed manhood, macho

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patois

a dialect other than the standard or literary dialect

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paucity

smallness of number or quantity

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élan

a flair or "dash"; a spirit of self-assurance

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matriculate

to enroll in a college or university

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bagatelle

a trifle (of little or no value or importance)

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paroxysm

a sudden, sharp attack as of pain or coughing

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dichotomy

the cutting or division into two