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guise - outward appearance; costume; Ex. in a new guise
patina - green crust on old bronze works or copper; tone slowly taken by varnished painting
conceit - vanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)
hegemony - dominance especially of one nation over others
amenities - convenient features that helps to make life pleasant; social courtesies
warrant - justification; written order that serves as authorization (esp. a judicial writ); Ex. search/death warrant; V: justify; guarantee
rivulet - small stream; CF. rill < rivulet < river
laceration - torn ragged wound; V. lacerate: tear (the skin as with broken glass); wound
dormer - window projecting upright from roof; CF. sleeping room
viable - capable of maintaining life; feasible; practical or workable; Ex. viable scheme