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ancillary. (adj) Subordinate or supplementary **auxiliary. bowdlerize. (v) To remove material considered offensive (from book, play, movie,…) **bulldoze – remove dirt/debris. condescend . (v) To come down to or stoop to a lower level; to deal with people in a patronizing way

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ancillary
ancillary

(adj)

Subordinate or supplementary

**auxiliary

bowdlerize
bowdlerize

(v)

To remove material considered offensive (from book, play, movie,…)

**bulldoze – remove dirt/debris

condescend
condescend

(v)

To come down to or stoop to a lower level; to deal with people in a patronizing way

***descend - down

cozen
cozen

(v)

To trick; to cheat or swindle

***cozen your cousin out of the inheritance

enclave
enclave

(n)

An enclosed district, region, or area inhabited by a particular group

***a cave is an enclosed region

forte
forte

(n)

A person’s strong point; what a person does best

***a fort is made to be strong

gratis
gratis

(adj) free

(adv) without charge

***gratuity – tip – extra money

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icon

(n)

A representation or image of a sacred personage; image or picture; a symbol; object of blind devotion

***idol

interstice
interstice

(n)

A small, narrow space between things or parts of things

*** inter - between

macrocosm
macrocosm

(n)

The universe considered as a whole; the entire complex structure of something

***macro – large

cosmos – universe

mountebank
mountebank

(n)

A trickster or swindler; a charlatan

***put your money in my “bank on a mountain” – sounds like scam

paean
paean

(n)

A song of praise, joy, or triumph

***I sing a paean at the piano

persiflage
persiflage

(n)

Lighthearted joking, talk, or writing

***badinage

plethora
plethora

(n)

Over fullness; superabundance; superfluity

***plenty of something

pragmatic
pragmatic

(adj)

Concerned with practical considerations or values; dealing with actions and results; stiff in one’s opinions

*** practical

quizzical
quizzical

(adj)

Puzzled; mocking; odd; equivocal

***puzzled, confused

I had a quizzical look while I was taking the quiz.

rapacity
rapacity

(n)

Inordinate greed; the disposition to obtain one’s desires by force, extortion, or plunder

***rape a city of its funds

schism
schism

(n)

A formal split within a religious organization; any division or separation of a group or organization into hostile factions

***schism sounds like prism – splits light into colors

***a schism can form a chasm

therapeutic
therapeutic

(adj)

having the power to heal or cure; beneficial

***therapy is good for you

virtuoso
virtuoso

(n)

A brilliant performer; a person with masterly skill or technique

(adj)

Masterly or brilliant

***virtually the BEST