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::: festive - joyous; celebratory; relating to a feast or festival
::: grueling - exhausting; Ex. grueling marathon race
::: contrive - invent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention
::: authoritative - having the weight of authority; regarded as providing knowledge that can be trusted; reliable; peremptory and dictatorial; Ex. authoritative dictionary/manner; CF. definitive
::: sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
::: superficial - of the surface; not deep; shallow; not thorough; trivial; Ex. superficial analysis/knowledge
::: emetic - substance causing vomiting; ADJ.
::: poise - good judgment with composure; balance; V: place in a carefully balanced position
::: bawdy - indecent; obscene; about sex in a rude funny way; CF. bawd
::: inroad - hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid