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implode - burst inward; CF. vaccum tube
illusive - deceiving; based on illusion; causing illusion; deceptive
expository - explanatory; serving to explain; N. exposition: explaining; exhibition
rococo - ornate; highly decorated; N. CF. 18th century
misanthrope - one who hates mankind; misanthropist
secession - withdrawal; V. secede: withdraw formally from membership
meretricious - flashy; tawdry; attractive on the surface but of no real value; Ex. metericious argument/jewel; CF. prostitute
maladroit - clumsy; not skillful; awkward; bungling
evoke - call forth (memory or feeling); Ex. That old film evoked memories of my childhood; N. evocation
fluted - having vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column