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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
stampede - sudden frenzied rush (of panic-stricken animals or people); V: participate in or cause stampede; Ex. stampede before the price rises
precedent - preceding (in time, rank, etc.)
alimony - payments made regularly to an ex-spouse after divorce
subservient - behaving like a slave; servile; obsequious; subordinate; N. subservience
acidulous - slightly sour (in taste or manner); sharp; caustic
perspicuity - clearness of expression; freedom from ambiguity
affirmation - positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath; V. affirm; ADJ. affirmative; CF. affirmative action: positive discrimination
blasphemy - irreverence; sacrilege; cursing; bad language about God or holy things; V. blasphem; ADJ. blasphemous; CF. sacrilege
prosaic - lacking in imagination; dull and unimaginative; matter-of-fact(concerned with facts, not imagination or feelings); factual; CF. prose