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penchant - strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars
mawkish - mushy(sentimental) and gushy; icky-sticky sentimental; excessively and objectionably sentimental
gustatory - affecting or relating to the sense of taste
diaphanous - sheer; transparent
disabuse - correct a false impression; undeceive; free from a wrong belief
ponderous - having great weight; weighty; unwieldy; lacking lightness; dull; Ex. ponderous body/style of writing
eccentricity - oddity; idiosyncrasy
conciliatory - reconciling; soothing; V. conciliate: reconcile; soothe; win the friendly feelings (by removing anger)
pharisee - Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person
innovation - change; something newly introduced; introduction of something new; V. innovate: begin or introduce (something new); be creative; ADJ. innovative