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flourish - grow well; prosper; make sweeping gestures; wave; brandish; Ex. The trees flourished in the sun. N: showy movement or gesture; embellishment or ornamentation (esp. in handwriting)
franchise - right or privilege granted by authority; right to vote; license to sell a product in a particular territory
ambiguous - unclear or doubtful in meaning; having more than one possible interpretation
sadistic - inclined to cruelty; N. sadism: delight in cruelty
explicit - totally clear; definite; outspoken
gambol - romp; skip about; leap about playfully; frolic; N.
rhetoric - art of effective communication; art of using language effectively and persuasively; style of speaking or writing; grandiloquent language; Ex. political rhetoric; ADJ. rhetorical; CF. rhetorical question: question to which no answer is expected as ``Who knows it ?''
chaplain - clergyman attached to a chapel
irony - hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
primordial - existing at the beginning (of time); rudimentary