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avantgarde - group of artists whose work is based on the newest ideas and methods; CF. vanguard
graphite - black form of carbon used in lead pencils
stereotype - one regarded as embodying a set image or type; fixed and unvarying representation; standardized mental picture often reflecting prejudice; Ex. stereotype of the happy slave; V: make a stereotype of; represent by a stereotype; Ex. It is wrong to stereotype people; Ex. stereotyped answer
compost - mixture of decaying organic matter used as fertilizer; V: put or make compost
inundate - flood; overflow; submerge; cover completely; Ex. inundated with work
propagate - increase in number by producing young; multiply; spread; Ex. Most plants propagate by seed; Ex. newspaper propagating their ideas
legerdemain - sleight(dexterity) of hand; CF. light of hand
unsullied - untarnished; CF. sully
eugenic - pertaining to the improvement of race; N. eugenics: study of hereditary improvement of the human race
gauche - clumsy (in social behavior); coarse and uncouth