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levity

(n) excessive frivolity

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plagiaristic

(adj) stolen

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abortive

(adj) fruitless; tending to cut short

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superficial

(adj) shallow; concerned only with the obvious or apparent

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sinister

(adj) of ill omen; evil

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turbulence

(n) wild commotion

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supercilious

(adj) coolly and patronizingly haughty; proud

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fractiousness

(n) irritability; quarrelsomeness

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extemporizing

(v) improvising

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peremptorily

(adj) as a command; imperiously; peremptory=urgent

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intimation

(n) a delicate and indirect communication; hint

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transcendent

(adj) rising above

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contiguous

(adj) next or adjacent to; nearby

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pastoral

(adj) of or pertaining to rural life

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ectoplasm

(n) a jelly-like substance; supernatural slime

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proprietary

(adj) suggesting ownership

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hauteur

(n) haughtiness

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strident

(adj) harsh

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cataracts

(n) a great waterfall or downpour

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onnibus

(n) a bus

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fortnight

(n) a period of 14 days; two weeks

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ravages

(n) severe damage

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innuendo

(n) an indirect, subtle, usually derogatory insinuation

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prodigality

(n) recklessness; extravagence

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privy

(adj) admitted as one sharing a secret