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idiom - expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic
weary - tired after long work; V.
chimerical - fantastically improbable; highly unrealistic; N. chimera: unreal fancy; fire-breathing female creature
dilate - expand; dilate on/upon: speak or write at length on (a subject)
brocade - rich, figured(patterned) fabric
coy - shy (flirtatiously); showing a (pretended) lack of self-confidence; modest; coquettish; CF. job offer
variegate - change the appearance of (by marking with different colors)
acoustics - science of sound; quality that makes a room easy or hard to hear in
battalion - army unit made up of four or more companies
tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction