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::: grotesque - fantastic; comically hideous; strange and unnatural (causing fear or amusement)
::: condole - express condolences; N. condolence: sympathy for someone who has experienced great sorrow
::: emolument - salary; payment for an office; compensation
::: dilate - expand; dilate on/upon: speak or write at length on (a subject)
::: coercion - use of force to get someone to object; compelling; V. coerce
::: 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
::: legacy - gift made by a will; something handed down from an ancestor
::: jocose - given to(having a tendency of) joking
::: phenomena - observable facts; subjects of scientific investigation; SG. phenomenon: observable fact; very unusual person, thing, or event; marvel; wonder; CF. phenomenons; ADJ. phenomenal: very unusual; extraordinary; of a phenomenon; Ex. phenomenal strength
::: discretion - prudence; ability to adjust actions to circumstances; freedom of action or judgment; ADJ. discreet; CF. discretionary