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pastiche - imitation of another's style in musical composition or in writing; work of art openly imitating the works of other artists
derision - ridicule; ADJ. derisive; CF. derisory
fetter - shackle; restrict the freedom of; N. chain or shackle for the foot of a prisoner; CF. foot
distinction - honor; excellence; difference; contrast; discrimination; Ex. graduated with distinction; Ex. a writer of real distinction
compulsory - obligatory; that must be done
blemish - mar; spoil the beauty or perfection of; N: flaw or defect (that spoils perfection); Ex. blemishes in the crystal; CF. unblemished
raspy - making a harsh noise; grating; harsh
hideous - repulsive to the sight; ugly; repugnant; Ex. hideous face/scream
dilettante - aimless follower of an art or a field of knowledge (not taking it seriously); amateur; dabbler; CF. delight
caulk - (calk) make watertight (by blocking up cracks as in a ship)