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emblazon - ornament richly (a shield or flag); N. emblazonment
bombast - grandiloquent, pompous speech
cumulative - growing by addition; accumulative
infinitesimal - very small
fluency - smoothness of speech; ADJ. fluent
quirk - sudden sharp turn or twist; startling twist; caprice; idiosyncrasy; peculiarity of behavior; Ex. by a quirk of fate
rebus - representation of words in the form of pictures or symbols; puzzle in which pictures or letters stand for words; Ex. ``R U 18'' is a rebus for ``Are you 18''.
dichotomy - division into two opposite parts; split; branching into two parts (especially contradictory ones)
percussion - striking one object against another sharply; Ex. percussion instrument; N: striking together of two bodies; sound caused by percussion
duress - forcible restraint, especially unlawfully; coercion by threat; illegal coercion; Ex. a promise made under duress