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ambivalence - the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes or opinions
tipple - drink (alcoholic beverages) frequently; N: alcoholic drink
frolic - play and jump about happily; frisk; Ex. frolicking young lambs
paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words
hubris - arrogance; excessive self-conceit
satirical - using satire; mocking
minion - servile dependent; obsequious follower
subdue - less intense; quieter; Ex. subdued lighting; Ex. subdue: conquer; make less intense; quiet; Ex. subdue one's anger
quizzical - curious; suggesting puzzlement (without saying); questioning; teasing; mocking; bantering; Ex. quizzical glance
catalyst - agent which brings about a chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged; CF. catalysis