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juxtapose - place side by side; CF. next
gratuitous - given freely; unwarranted; uncalled for; done without good reason; Ex. gratuitous comment
virtuoso - highly skilled artist (esp. in music); Ex. piano virtuoso
obsolete - outmoded; no longer used
cascade - small waterfall
boorish - rude; insensitive
brittle - hard but easily broken; difficult; unstable; Ex. brittle situation
posthumous - after death (as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death); coming or occurring after one's death; Ex. posthumous fame/novel
ravage - devastate; plunder; despoil; Ex. crops ravaged by storms
abbreviate - shorten