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parody - humorous imitation; spoof; takeoff; travesty; V.
chafe - warm by rubbing; make sore by rubbing; N.
homespun - domestic; made at home; spun or woven at home; simple and ordinary; Ex. homespun philosophy
shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
diverge - vary; go in different directions from the same point; ADJ. divergent: differing; deviating
ingratiate - become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss
synthesis - combining parts or separate things into a whole; the whole so formed; PL. syntheses; V. synthesize
excoriate - scold with biting harshness; censure strongly; strip the skin off
crabbed - sour; bad-tempered; peevish; difficult to read as handwriting
concession - an act of yielding; conceding; something conceded; point, right, etc. given unwillingly; privilege of maintaining a business in a certain place; Ex. oil concessions in the North sea; CF. concessionaire