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pliant - flexible; easily influenced
mannered - affected; not natural; Ex. mannered way of speech
acoustics - science of sound; quality that makes a room easy or hard to hear in
precursor - forerunner; predecessor
zest - outer skin of an orange used for giving a special taste to food; spice; interest; flavor; spirited enjoyment; Ex. add a certain zest to the affair; Ex. zest for life
deference - courteous regard for another's wish; courteous yielding to another's wish or opinion (showing respect); ADJ. deferential; OP. effrontery
varnish - paint used to coat a surface with a glossy film; glossy coating produced by using this substance; Ex. nail varnish; V.
detached - emotionally removed; free from emotional involvement; calm and objective; physically separate; N. detachment; CF. attachment
unintimating - unfrightening
pastiche - imitation of another's style in musical composition or in writing; work of art openly imitating the works of other artists