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1

amalgam

a mixture or blend.

2

commemorate

recall and show respect for (someone or something).

3

keen

(of a sense) highly developed.

4

sanguine

optimistic or positive, especially in an apparently bad or difficult situation.

5

disparage

regard or represent as being of little worth.

6

import

bring (goods or services) into a country from abroad for sale.

7

diffuse

spread or cause to spread over a wide area or among a large number of people.

8

uppermost

highest in place, rank, or importance.

9

rites

a religious or other solemn ceremony or act.

10

garland

a wreath of flowers and leaves, worn on the head or hung as a decoration.

11

vain

having or showing an excessively high opinion of one's appearance, abilities, or worth.

12

stereotype

a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing.

13

brevity

concise and exact use of words in writing or speech.

14

orthodox

(of a person or their views, especially religious or political ones, or other beliefs or practices) conforming to what is generally or traditionally accepted as right or true; established and approved.

15

diction

the choice and use of words and phrases in speech or writing.

16

oxymoron

a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction (e.g. faith unfaithful kept him falsely true ).

17

mirth

amusement, especially as expressed in laughter.

18

wit

mental sharpness and inventiveness; keen intelligence.

19

profound

(of a state, quality, or emotion) very great or intense.

20

obligated

bind or compel (someone), especially legally or morally.