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idiom - expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic
flout - reject; mock; show contempt for; scorn; Ex. flout the rules
conjure - cause to appear by magic; summon (a devil or a spirit) by magical power; practice magic (esp. by very quick movement of the hands); evoke; conjure up: bring into the mind; Ex. The magician conjured a rabbit out of his hat.
nostalgia - homesickness; longing for the past; Ex. nostalgia for the clothes of 1920s; ADJ. nostalgic
amorphous - formless; lacking shape or definition
gouge - overcharge (with high price); extort from; Ex. gouge the public; CF. usury
linguistic - pertaining to language
insubordination - disobedience; rebelliousness; ADJ. insubordinate
stolid - dull; impassive; showing little emotion when strong feelings are expected
tirade - long angry denunciatory speech; diatribe; harangue; extended scolding; denunciation