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witticism - witty saying; wisecrack(clever joking remark)
seminary - school for training future ministers; secondary school, especially for young women
writhe - twist in coils; contort in pain
attentive - alert and watchful; listening carefully; paying attention; considerate; thoughtful; politely helpful; Ex. attentive audience; Ex. He was attentive to the old lady; N. attentions: act of courtesy and consideration
kernel - central or vital part; core; whole seed (as of corn)
pedant - scholar who overemphasizes book learning, trivial details of learning, or technicalities
facile - easily accomplished; ready or fluent; superficial; not deep; Ex. facile solution to a complex problem; Ex. facile speaker; N. facility: ability to do something easily and well; ease in doing resulting from skill or aptitude; something that facilitates an action; amenity; Ex. with great facility
conscript - draftee; person forced into military service; V.
timbre - quality of a musical tone produced by a musical instrument (which distinguishes it from others of the same pitch)
iconoclastic - attacking cherished traditions; N. iconoclast: one who attacks traditional ideas; one who destroys sacred images