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Word: fluted

Definition: 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


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::: irrepressible - unable to be restrained or held back; impossible to hold back
::: understate - state with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate
::: plump - pleasantly fat; nicely rounded
::: buffoonery - clowning
::: pathological - pertaining to disease; N. pathology: study of disease
::: pedigree - line of ancestors; ancestry; lineage; ADJ. (of an animal) descended from of a chosen family; Ex. pedigree dog; CF. crane's foot
::: collage - work of art put together from fragments
::: devotee - enthusiastic follower; enthusiast; Ex. devotee of Bach
::: avocation - secondary or minor occupation
::: cynical - skeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness