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allegory - story, play, or picture in which characters are used as symbols; fable
conformity - harmony; agreement with established rules or customs; similarity; Ex. behave in conformity with; V. conform: be similar; act in agreement; comply; Ex. conform to the rule; CF. conformance
sinecure - well-paid position with little responsibility; CF. sine cure: without care; CF. San Serif
explicate - explain in detail; interpret; clarify; CF. explicable
palliate - ease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)
comeuppance - deserts; well-deserved punishment or misfortune; rebuke
dynamo - generator for producing electricity; energetic person
abbreviate - shorten
flourish - grow well; prosper; make sweeping gestures; wave; brandish; Ex. The trees flourished in the sun. N: showy movement or gesture; embellishment or ornamentation (esp. in handwriting)
concurrent - happening at the same time; in agreement