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hilarity - boisterous mirth(merriment; laughter); ADJ. hilarious: full of laughter
upshot - outcome; final result
apocryphal - (of a story) widely believed but untrue
colander - utensil with perforated bottom used for straining
combustible - easily burned; N. CF. combustion
striated - marked with parallel bands; striped; grooved; Ex. striated rocks; V. striate; N. stria: thin groove or line
litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
unfledged - immature; not having the feathers necessary to fly; CF. fledgling
beneficent - kindly; doing good
incisive - (appreciatively) cutting; sharp; Ex. incisive remarks; V. incise: make a cut into