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quintessence - purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence
pretentious - ostentatious; showy; pompous; making unjustified claims; overambitious; Ex. pretentious films that claim to be art
ensconce - settle comfortably; place comfortably (in a secure place)
viscid - adhesive; gluey
distract - take (one's attention) off something; upset emotionally; make anxious; ADJ. distracted
pretend - feign; pretend to: claim to possess; make pretensions to; Ex. I don't pretend to much expertise; N. pretense
expostulation - protest; remonstrance; reasoning with someone to correct or dissuade; V. expostulate
detraction - slandering; aspersion; detracting; CF. detractor
fraught - filled (with something unpleasant); full; Ex. fraught with danger and difficulties; CF. freight
grate - make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; shred by rubbing against a rough surface; Ex. grated cheese N: framework of metal bars to hold fuel in a fireplace