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::: placebo - harmless substance prescribed as a dummy pill
::: diatribe - bitter scolding or denunciation; invective; abuse
::: sober - serious; solemn; not drunken; abstemious or temperate; V: make or become sober
::: motley - multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)
::: choreography - art of representing dances in written symbols; arrangement of dances
::: fatuous - smugly and unconsciously foolish; inane; silly; N. fatuity, fatuousness
::: florid - ruddy; (of a complexion) reddish; flowery; very ornate; CF. rose
::: halting - hesitant; faltering; not fluent; Ex. halting steps/voice; V. halt: proceed or act with uncertainty; falter; hesitate; waver; stop
::: agape - openmouthed
::: stumble - trip and almost fall; proceed unsteadily; act falteringly; N.