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extraneous - not essential; irrelevant; superfluous; external; coming from the outside; Ex. extraneous details/noise/to the subject
parody - humorous imitation; spoof; takeoff; travesty; V.
masochist - person who enjoys his own pain; CF. masochism
outwit - outsmart; defeat by behaving more cleverly
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)
pinion - restrain or immobilize by binding the wings or legs; N: bird's wing
obnoxious - offensive; disagreeable; Ex. obnoxious smell
condone - overlook; forgive; give tacit approval; excuse
censure - blame; criticize; express strong disapproval; N: severe criticism; strong disapproval
maniacal - raging mad; insane; N. maniac: insane person; CF. mania: disorder of the mind; intense enthusiasm