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garnish - decorate; add a garnish to; decorate (food or drink) with small items such as lemon slices; N.
counterpart - thing that completes another; things very much alike; thing that has the same purpose in a different system
notoriety - disrepute; ill fame
maneuver - (manoeuver) strategic military or naval movement (done for training purposes); carefully planned process; stratagem; V: carry out a military maneuver; use maneuvers in gaining an end
hackneyed - commonplace; trite
loom - appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged, indistinct, or distorted form); Ex. The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly. N: apparatus for making thread into cloth
dereliction - neglect of duty; abandonment
nominal - in name only; of a name; trifling; (of a sum of money) very small; CF. nominate: propose as a candidate; appoint
rancid - having the odor of stale or decomposing fat; rank
titillate - tickle; excite pleasantly; Ex. not to titillate the audience but to enlighten it