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endearment - fond word or act; expression of affection
moratorium - legal delay of payment or action; Ex. declare moratorium on the building of new houses
conventional - ordinary; typical; not nuclear; Ex. conventional weapons
belittle - disparage; depreciate
subversive - tending to overthrow or ruin; V. subvert: overthrow completely (an established system); destroy completely; CF. undermine ?
spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace
sybarite - lover of luxury; person devoted to pleasure and luxury; CF. Sybaris: an ancient Greek city in Italy
cascade - small waterfall
lout - clumsy person; ADJ. loutish; CF. from countrysides ?