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disproportion - lack of proportion (between the parts); ADJ. disproportionate
abet - assist usually in doing something wrong; encourage
flutter - (of a bird with large wings) wave (the wings) lightly, rapidly, and irregularly; vibrate rapidly or erratically; fly by waving quickly; flitter; N.
mordant - biting; sarcastic; stinging; (apprec.) incisive; cutting; Ex. mordant pen/wit
egregious - notorious; conspicuously bad or shocking
Epicurean - believing that pleasure is good and suffering is bad and should be avoided; N.
allege - state without proof
effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President
catalyst - agent which brings about a chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged; CF. catalysis
elicit - draw out fact or information (by discussion or from someone)