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caricature - distortion; burlesque
Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
spangle - small shiny metallic piece sewn to clothing for ornamentation
coercion - use of force to get someone to object; compelling; V. coerce
foliage - masses of leaves; CF. defoliate
conifer - pine tree (usu. evergreen); cone-bearing tree; ADJ. coniferous; CF. deciduous; CF. evergreen
ashen - ash-colored; deadly pale
perturb - disturb greatly
generic - characteristic of an entire class or species; of a genus
taint - contaminate; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of something bad; Ex. tainted reputation; N: stain; touch of decay or bad influence; CF. touch