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::: litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
::: paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words
::: limber - flexible; supple; pliable; V.
::: quintessence - purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence
::: mausoleum - monumental tomb; large stately tomb; CF. Mausolos
::: brawny - muscular; having well-developed muscles
::: corpus - collection (of writings or information); Ex. the corpus of Shakespear's works; Cf. corpse
::: feign - pretend
::: psychosomatic - of the influence of the mind on the body (esp. with respect to disease)
::: hortatory - encouraging; exhortive; marked by exhortation; CF. exhort