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litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
illicit - illegal
timbre - quality of a musical tone produced by a musical instrument (which distinguishes it from others of the same pitch)
debutante - young woman making formal entrance into society
implode - burst inward; CF. vaccum tube
recast - reconstruct (a sentence, story, statue, etc.); fashion again
welter - wallow (as in mud or high seas); lie soaked (as in blood); Ex. The victims weltered in their blood.
concoct - prepare by mixing or combining; make up in concert; devise (something false) so as to deceive; Ex. concoct an elaborate excuse for being late; N. concoction
thrall - slave; bondage; slavery; Ex. Her beauty held him in thrall; CF. enthrall
luxuriant - abundant; growing healthily and in large amounts; excessively ornate; rich and splendid; fertile; Ex. luxuriant forests/prose; CF. luxurious, luxuriate