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dilettante - aimless follower of an art or a field of knowledge (not taking it seriously); amateur; dabbler; CF. delight
mordant - biting; sarcastic; stinging; (apprec.) incisive; cutting; Ex. mordant pen/wit
dispassionate - calm; impartial; not influenced by personal feelings
assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
requiem - mass for the dead; dirge
extricate - free from an entanglement or difficulty; disentangle
pliant - flexible; easily influenced
omnivorous - eating both plant and animal food; devouring everything
recount - narrate or tell (a story); count over again
appraise - estimate value of; N. appraisal