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rococo - ornate; highly decorated; N. CF. 18th century
parasite - animal or plant living on another; toady; sycophant; CF. para-: beside
traduce - expose to slander
hardy - (of people or animals) sturdy; robust; (of plants) able to stand inclement(stormy) weather
bigot - one who is intolerant (in matters of religion or politics)
volatile - changeable; of a quickly changing nature (as of temper); mercurial; tending to violence; evaporating rapidly; Ex. volatile character/situation in the street
upbraid - reprimand; severely scold
concoct - prepare by mixing or combining; make up in concert; devise (something false) so as to deceive; Ex. concoct an elaborate excuse for being late; N. concoction
willful - wilful; intentional; headstrong
alliteration - repetition of beginning sound in poetry