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hoodwink - deceive; delude
jocular - said or done in jest or playfully; marked by joking
vulgar - of the common people; deficient in refinement; not refined; coarse; Ex. vulgar display of wealth; N. vulgarism: vulgarity; crudely indecent word; CF. vulgarian: vulgar person; boor; lout
altercation - noisy quarrel
corroborate - confirm; support; strengthen
melancholy - gloomy; morose; blue; N. ADJ. melancholic; CF. melancholia
rote - repetition; memorization through repetition without understanding; Ex. learn poetry by rote
decry - express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films
dilettante - aimless follower of an art or a field of knowledge (not taking it seriously); amateur; dabbler; CF. delight
speck - small piece or mark; Ex. speck of dust in the eye