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litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
subterfuge - stratagem(deceptive scheme); pretense; evasion; Ex. resort to a harmless subterfuge
impalpable - imperceptible(not easily understood); intangible; OP. palpable: tangible; easily perceptible
bedizen - dress with vulgar finery
construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
bluster - blow in heavy gusts; threaten emptily; bully; speak in a noisy or bullying manner; CF. breeze, gust, gale
ordination - ceremony conferring holy orders; ceremony of ordaining a priest
mawkish - mushy(sentimental) and gushy; icky-sticky sentimental; excessively and objectionably sentimental
paramour - illicit lover
acrid - bitter (to the taste or smell); sharp; bitterly pungent