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cameo - shell or jewel carved in relief; star's special appearance in a minor role in a film
juxtapose - place side by side; CF. next
colloquial - pertaining to conversational or common speech; informal; N. colloquialism: colloquial expression
credo - creed
concoct - prepare by mixing or combining; make up in concert; devise (something false) so as to deceive; Ex. concoct an elaborate excuse for being late; N. concoction
trenchant - cutting; incisive; keen
sustain - suffer (harm or loss); experience; support; prop; maintain; keep in existence; nourish (to maintain life); Ex. sustain the family/the trapped miners
subsidiary - serving to assist; subordinate; secondary; of a subsidy; N.
soliloquy - talking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)
swindler - cheater