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::: anachronism - an error involving time in a story; something or someone misplaced in time; ADJ. anachronistic
::: pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity
::: supplicant - one who supplicates; ADJ.
::: facade - (fa\c{c}ade) front or face (of building); superficial or false appearance
::: avocation - secondary or minor occupation
::: understate - state with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate
::: misogynist - hater of woman; CF. misogyny
::: forlorn - sad and lonely; wretched; desolate
::: gust - strong abrupt rush of wind; V. CF. bluster
::: petty - trivial; unimportant; very small; small-minded; petty-minded