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billowing - swelling out in waves; surging
finery - beautiful clothes for a special occasion
winnow - sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind
cognizance - knowledge; ADJ. cognizant; having knowledge; aware
sleazy - shabby and dirty; flimsy; insubstantial; Ex. sleazy back-street hotel/fabric
connoisseur - person competent to act as a judge of art, etc. (whose judgments are respected); a lover of an art
hermitage - home of a hermit
treatise - article treating a subject systematically and thoroughly
gloss_over - explain away with the intention of deceiving or hiding faults
barrage - barrier laid down by artillery fire; overwhelming profusion; large number of questions or statements; Ex. a barrage of criticism