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::: gloss - brief explanation note or translation of a difficult expression; V.
::: banal - hackneyed; commonplace; trite; lacking originality; clich\'ed
::: metrical - metric; written in the form of poetry; Ex. metrical translation of Homer
::: belittle - disparage; depreciate
::: anachronism - an error involving time in a story; something or someone misplaced in time; ADJ. anachronistic
::: uncanny - strange; mysterious; Ex. uncanny knack
::: fathom - comprehend; investigate; determine the depth of; N. unit of measurement for the depth of water
::: lilliputian - extremely small; CF. Lilliput in Gulliver's Travels
::: furtive - stealthy; quiet and secret (trying to escape notice); sneaky; Ex. furtive glance
::: gist - essence; main point; substance