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platitude - trite remark; commonplace statement; ADJ. platitudinous
retribution - deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
badinage - teasing conversation; banter; joking talk
grate - make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; shred by rubbing against a rough surface; Ex. grated cheese N: framework of metal bars to hold fuel in a fireplace
exempt - not subject to a duty or obligation; free from a duty; V.
nonsense - speech or writing with no meaning; foolish behavior or language; Ex. make (a) nonsense of: spoil; cause to fail
choleric - hot-tempered; bad-tempered; irritable; easily angered; CF. cholera
cede - yield (title or territory) to (esp. after losing a war); surrender formally; N. cession
bloated - (unpleasantly) swollen or puffed as with water or air
rococo - ornate; highly decorated; N. CF. 18th century