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witticism - witty saying; wisecrack(clever joking remark)
prototype - original work used as a model by others
macabre - gruesome; grisly; ghastly; CF. of death
hubris - arrogance; excessive self-conceit
frenzied - madly excited; N. frenzy: violent wild excitement
outmoded - no longer in fashion or use; no longer stylish; old-fashioned
vernacular - living language (as compared to the official language); language spoken in a country or region; natural style; Ex. lapse into the vernacular
lurid - wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome; horrible; Ex. lurid details of the murder
promote - advance in rank; advance; help to flourish; advocate; help actively in forming; publicize or popularize; Ex. Milk promotes health; Ex. promote a match/bill; Ex. promote a new product
probe - explore with a probe or tools; investigate; N: slender instrument used to explore a wound or body cavity; device designed to investigate an unknown region; thorough investigation; Ex. space probe