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::: frock - long loose garment (worn by monks)
::: rhapsody - excessively enthusiastic expression of feeling; musical composition of irregular form (as if made up as one plays it)
::: irony - hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
::: saturnine - morose; gloomy; Ex. Do not be misled by his saturnine countenance.
::: appease - pacify or soothe; Ex. appease a crying baby; N. appeasement
::: debauch - corrupt morally; seduce from virtue; N. debauchery: wild behavior (with sex and alcohol)
::: invidious - designed to create ill will or envy; tending to rouse ill will or envy; Ex. invidious comparison
::: solicit - entreat; request earnestly; seek to obtain; Ex. solicit votes; CF. solicitor: one who solicits; chief law officer
::: desperado - reckless, desperate outlaw
::: askance - with a sideways or indirect look (with disapproval or distruct); Ex. look askance at