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::: comity - courtesy; civility; Ex. comity of nations
::: connoisseur - person competent to act as a judge of art, etc. (whose judgments are respected); a lover of an art
::: ephemeral - short-lived; fleeting
::: pellucid - transparent; limpid(crystal clear); clear in meaning; easy to understand
::: pejorative - (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.
::: contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
::: sensitization - process of being made sensitive or acutely responsive to an external agent or substance; V. sensitize: make or become sensitive
::: conspire - take part in a conspiracy; (of events) work together; combine; Ex. Events conspired to produce great difficulties.
::: penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
::: presume - take for granted; assume; act overconfidently; take liberties; presume on/upon: take unfair advantage of (someone's kindness or connection); N. presumption