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parody - humorous imitation; spoof; takeoff; travesty; V.
peevish - bad-tempered; irritable; V. peeve: make angry
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
hone - sharpen (a tool); N: whetstone for sharpening a tool
interim - meantime; Ex. in the interim; ADJ. taking place during an interim; Ex. interim paper
facet - small plane surface (of a gem(precious stone)); a side
comprehend - include; understand
dissonance - discord
epistemologist - philosopher who studies the nature of knowledge; N. epistemology
chasten - discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate