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::: plaster - paste that hardens to a smooth solid and is used for coating walls; V.
::: expurgate - clean; remove offensive parts of a book
::: orifice - mouthlike opening; small opening (esp. to a cavern or passage of the body); CF. mouth
::: litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
::: diabolical - diabolic; devilish; fiendish
::: effective - effectual; producing a strong response; striking; in operation; in effect; Ex. effective speech/photograph
::: partial - incomplete; favoring one side over another; having a liking for something
::: pastiche - imitation of another's style in musical composition or in writing; work of art openly imitating the works of other artists
::: plethora - excess; overabundance; Ex. a plethora of excuses
::: embitter - make bitter; fill with painful or bitter feelings; make sad and angry; Ex. He was embittered by many disappointments.