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::: pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
::: tribute - tax levied by a ruler; payment made by one nation to another in acknowledgment of submission; mark of respect (such as praise or gift); Ex. pay tribute to
::: gargantuan - huge; enormous; gigantic; CF. the hero of Gargantua and Pantagruel
::: substantial - of substance; material; solid; essential or fundamental; ample; considerable; well-to-do; wealthy
::: skeptic - sceptic; doubter; person who suspends judgment until he has examined the evidence supporting a point of view; ADJ. skeptical; N. skepticism; scepticism
::: improvise - compose on the spur of the moment
::: inebriate - make drunk; intoxicate; N. intoxicated person
::: malingerer - one who feigns illness to escape duty; V. malinger: feign illness to avoid work
::: pastiche - imitation of another's style in musical composition or in writing; work of art openly imitating the works of other artists
::: factitious - artificial; produced artificially; sham; false; Ex. factitious tears