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::: parochial - narrow in scope or outlook; provincial; related to parishes
::: piquant - pleasantly tart-tasting; spicy; pleasantly stimulating; Ex. piquant situation when my old enemy asked for my help
::: leaven - add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens
::: peccadillo - slight offense or fault; CF. sin
::: compress - force into less space; squeeze; contract; put into fewer words; N: thick mass of cloth pressed to part of the body to stop bleeding or swelling, reduce fever, etc.
::: episodic - (of a story or play) loosely connected; made up of separate and loosely connected parts; N. episode: incident in the course of an experience
::: disingenuous - not naive; not candid; sophisticated; worldly wise; OP. ingenuous
::: acumen - mental keenness; sharpness of judgment; ability to judge quickly and well; Ex. business acumen
::: retribution - deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
::: gamut - entire range