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::: paraphernalia - equipment; odds and ends used in a particular activity; personal belongings; Ex. photographic paraphernalia; CF. married woman's property exclusive of her dowry
::: lateral - of or coming from the side
::: reprise - musical repetition; repeating of a piece of music; repeat performance; recurrent action; Ex. reprise in the finale; Ex. constant reprises
::: amplify - increase in size or effect; expand; broaden or clarify by expanding; intensify; make stronger; Ex. amplify one's remarks with a graph
::: haggle - argue about prices (in an attempt to bargain)
::: tawdry - cheap and gaudy; Ex. tawdry jewelry
::: pejorative - (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.
::: tatter - torn piece of cloth; ADJ. tattered: (of clothes) old and torn; (of a person) dressed in old torn clothes
::: scrimmage - disorderly fight between two or more people
::: elaborate - work out carefully; add more detail or information; ADJ.