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collage - work of art put together from fragments
bawdy - indecent; obscene; about sex in a rude funny way; CF. bawd
withhold - refuse to give; hold back; Ex. withholding tax
quizzical - curious; suggesting puzzlement (without saying); questioning; teasing; mocking; bantering; Ex. quizzical glance
subtlety - perceptiveness; ingenuity; delicacy; ADJ. subtle: delicate; so slight as to be difficult to detect; able to make fine distinctions; clever; Ex. subtle mind/differences in meaning
patronize - support; act superior toward; treat in a condescending manner; be a customer of; N. patron: one that supports; regular customer; N. patronage; CF. boycott
mandatory - obligatory; compulsory; of a mandate
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
implicate - incriminate; involve incriminatingly; show to be involved (in a crime); Ex. implicate someone in the crime
hovel - shack; small wretched house