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superimpose - place over something else
culinary - relating to cooking or kitchen
litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
gangrene - decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous
deflect - turn aside; turn away from a straight course
grandiose - affectedly grand; pretentious; high-flown; ridiculously exaggerated; impressive; great in size or scope; grand; Ex. grandiose ideas
expansive - (of a person) outgoing and sociable; broad and extensive; able to increase in size
aggrandize - make greater; increase in power, wealth, rank, or honor; N. aggrandizement
bristle - short stiff hair; V: (hair or fur) stand up stiffly
travail - strenuous work; toil; painful labor; labor of childbirth