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::: aureole - sun's corona; halo; bright circle of light
::: rectify - set right; correct; CF. rect-: right
::: rebuff - reject bluntly; snub; beat back; Ex. She rebuffed his invitation; N.
::: sardonic - scornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile
::: sporadic - occurring irregularly; intermittent
::: mannerism - distinctive behavioral trait; affected style in art (according to a set of styles)
::: chasm - abyss; very deep crack
::: paraphernalia - equipment; odds and ends used in a particular activity; personal belongings; Ex. photographic paraphernalia; CF. married woman's property exclusive of her dowry
::: interim - meantime; Ex. in the interim; ADJ. taking place during an interim; Ex. interim paper
::: tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure