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::: irony - hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
::: veneer - thin surface layer (of good quality wood, glued to a base of inferior material); cover; surface show; fa\c{c}ade; V.
::: staccato - played in an abrupt manner; marked by abrupt sharp sound; Ex. staccato applause
::: nugatory - worthless; futile
::: touchstone - stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion; standard
::: schematic - of a schema or scheme; relating to an outline or diagram; using a system of symbols; N. schema: diagrammatic representation; outline
::: idiom - expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic
::: uncouth - boorish; clumsy in speech or behavior; outlandish
::: expound - explain
::: lance - pierce with a lance; cut into; N: spearlike weapon