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skittish - inconstant; capricious; frivolous; not serious; Ex. charming but skittish young woman; CF. skit
palimpsest - parchment or piece of writing material used for second time after original writing has been erased
gustatory - affecting or relating to the sense of taste
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''.
ordinance - decree; authoritative order
wisp - small bunch (of hair); faint streak (of smoke)
denounce - condemn; criticize; N. denunciation
dismantle - take apart; disassemble
milieu - social environment; means of expression; Ex. feel out of one's milieu; Ex. His proper milieu is watercolor.
indigent - poor; destitute