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parlance - language; manner of speaking; idiom; Ex. in legal/common parlance
prosperity - good fortune and financial success; physical well-being
surge - powerful movement of or like a wave; V.
pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
quietude - tranquillity; calmness
diversion - act of turning aside; pastime; V. divert: turn aside from a course; distract; amuse
grisly - ghastly; horrifying; Ex. grisly remains of the bodies
touchstone - stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion; standard
penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
excise - cut away; cut out; N: government tax on good produced and used inside a country; N. excision