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hysteria - excessive or uncontrollable excitement; N. hysteric: person suffering from hysteria; CF. hysterics: attack of hysteria
parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.
fanaticism - excessive zeal; extreme devotion to a belief or cause; N. fanatic; ADJ. fanatic
effulgent - shining brightly; brilliant
nepotism - favoritism (to a relative); CF. nephew
fluted - having vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column
prude - excessively modest or proper person (who is easily shocked by improper things, esp. of a sexual nature); N. prudery; ADJ. prudish: excessively concerned with propriety
defray - provide for the payment of; undertake the payment of; pay
functional - made for practical use only (without decoration); functioning; Ex. functional modern furniture; CF. functionalism
condiments - seasonings; spices