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congenial - pleasant; friendly; in agreement with one's tastes and nature; Ex. congenial weather
dissertation - formal essay; treatise
codify - arrange (laws or rules) as a code; classify; N. code: system of words used instead of ordinary writing; collection of laws, rules, established social customs
felicitous - (of a word or remark) apt; suitably expressed; well chosen
fiasco - total failure; CF. bottle
deference - courteous regard for another's wish; courteous yielding to another's wish or opinion (showing respect); ADJ. deferential; OP. effrontery
luminous - shining (esp. in the dark); issuing light; Ex. luminous paint/road signs
insouciant - without concern or care; unconcerned; indifferent
context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
numismatist - person who collects coins; N. numismatics: study or collection of money, coins, and medals