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::: nadir - lowest point; point on the celestial sphere diametrically opposite the zenith
::: abusive - coarsely insulting; physically harmful
::: illuminate - brighten; clear up or make understandable; enlighten; enable to understand; Ex. illuminating remarks
::: metaphor - implied comparison; CF. simile
::: manifesto - public declaration of principles; statement of policy
::: inter - bury; N. interment
::: interim - meantime; Ex. in the interim; ADJ. taking place during an interim; Ex. interim paper
::: incendiary - arsonist; ADJ: causing fire; of arson; Ex. incendiary bomb
::: insolence - impudent disrespect; haughtiness; ADJ. insolent; CF. haughty + rude
::: motley - multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)