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irony - hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
perennial - something long-lasting; perennial plant; ADJ: lasting through the year or many years; lasting for a long time; enduring
antecedents - preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
impute - attribute; ascribe; charge; N. imputation
turmoil - extreme confusion; great commotion and confusion; Ex. throw the country into turmoil
discredit - defame; disgrace; destroy confidence in; disbelieve; N. CF. discreditable: causing discredit; shameful
fusillade - simultaneous firing or outburst (of missiles, questions, etc.)
appropriate - acquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate
presume - take for granted; assume; act overconfidently; take liberties; presume on/upon: take unfair advantage of (someone's kindness or connection); N. presumption
oscillate - vibrate pendulumlike; waver