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mannerism - distinctive behavioral trait; affected style in art (according to a set of styles)
microcosm - small representative world; world in miniature; Ex. microcosm of English society
paltry - insignificant; petty; trifling; contemptible; Ex. paltry sum; CF. trash
residue - remainder; balance
orient - get one's bearings; adjust; make familiar with a situation; orientate
quash - crush; suppress; squash; subdue; annul; Ex. quash a rebellion/the decision of the low court
soporific - sleep-causing; marked by sleepiness; drowsy
dossier - file of documents on a subject or person; file; CF. bundle of papers labeled on the back
lackluster - lacking luster(shine; gloss); dull
codify - arrange (laws or rules) as a code; classify; N. code: system of words used instead of ordinary writing; collection of laws, rules, established social customs