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nuptial - related to marriage or the wedding ceremony; N. nuptials: wedding ceremony
anesthetic - substance that removes sensation with or without loss of consciousness; N. anesthesia
suitor - man who is courting a woman
pretext - excuse
fervid - ardent; zealous; hot
litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
combustible - easily burned; N. CF. combustion
horoscope - diagram of the positions of stars at a given moment (eg. of a person's birth) used by astrologers
deign - condescend; stoop
gloss_over - explain away with the intention of deceiving or hiding faults