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expository - explanatory; serving to explain; N. exposition: explaining; exhibition
factotum - handyman; person who does all kinds of work; CF. do everything
context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
knotty - intricate; difficult; tangled; CF. knot
verve - enthusiasm (as in artistic performance or composition); liveliness; vigor
coax - persuade by flattery
millennium - thousand-year period (as in the New Testament); hoped-for period of happiness and prosperity
loquacious - talkative; N. loquacity
effective - effectual; producing a strong response; striking; in operation; in effect; Ex. effective speech/photograph
allegory - story, play, or picture in which characters are used as symbols; fable