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effusion - pouring forth; unrestrained outpouring of feeling; V. effuse: pour out; ADJ. effusive: pouring forth; gushing
parallel - similar; analogous; corresponding; N: parallel line; person or thing that is parallel (to another); similarity; Ex. know of no parallel to the case; Ex. without parallel; V: be similar to; make parallel; Ex. Your experience parallels mine; CF. unparalleled
flippant - lacking proper seriousness; Ex. flippant remarks about death; N. flippancy
gracious - kind in a generous way (to someone less important)
subliminal - below the threshold of conscious perception; Ex. subliminal advertisement
spendthrift - someone who wastes money; CF. thrift: accumulated wealth
withdrawn - introverted; retiring; remote
collateral - security given for loan; ADJ: secondary; descended from the same person but through different sons or daughters
imperial - like an emperor; related to an empire; CF. imperialism
conservatory - (conservatoire) school of the fine arts (especially music or drama); glass-enclosed area; CF. conservancy