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acclivity - sharp upslope of a hill; OP. declivity
vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
reminiscence - recollection; V. reminisce: recollect the past
uxorious - excessively submissive or devoted to one's wife; CF. uxor: wife
discourse - serious speech, writing, or conversation; formal discussion (either written or spoken); conversation; V.
undulating - moving with a wavelike motion; V. undulate; CF. und: wave
caricature - distortion; burlesque
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''.
presume - take for granted; assume; act overconfidently; take liberties; presume on/upon: take unfair advantage of (someone's kindness or connection); N. presumption
piquant - pleasantly tart-tasting; spicy; pleasantly stimulating; Ex. piquant situation when my old enemy asked for my help