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::: excerpt - selected passage (written or musical) taken from a longer work; V.
::: mnemonic - pertaining to memory; assisting the memory; N: device, such as as formula or rhyme, used as a mnemonic aid
::: functionary - official (who performs a particular function)
::: scintillate - sparkle; flash; be animated; be full of life; Ex. scintillating conversation
::: vendetta - blood feud (esp. between two families); CF. Nina Williams
::: pretentious - ostentatious; showy; pompous; making unjustified claims; overambitious; Ex. pretentious films that claim to be art
::: bastion - stronghold; something seen as a source of protection; Ex. the last bastion of male chauvinism
::: obstreperous - boisterous; noisy and uncontrollable
::: veracious - (of a person) truthful
::: flounder - struggle and thrash about; proceed clumsily or falter (as in water, mud, snow, etc.); proceed in confusion