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slovenly - untidy; careless in work habits; slipshod; N. sloven: one who is habitually untidy or careless
convoke - call together; Ex. convoke Parliament; N. convocation
gouge - overcharge (with high price); extort from; Ex. gouge the public; CF. usury
stout - rather fat; strong in body; sturdy; resolute; determined; strong in determination; Ex. stout stick/supporter
vernacular - living language (as compared to the official language); language spoken in a country or region; natural style; Ex. lapse into the vernacular
pastiche - imitation of another's style in musical composition or in writing; work of art openly imitating the works of other artists
isthmus - narrow neck of land connecting two larger bodies of land
mercurial - capricious; quick and changing; fickle; containing the element mercury; Ex. mercurial temper; CF. mood
collage - work of art put together from fragments
context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs