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extol - praise very highly; glorify
fulcrum - support on which a lever rests or pivots
dissemble - disguise; hide the real nature of; pretend
disproportion - lack of proportion (between the parts); ADJ. disproportionate
avalanche - great mass of falling snow and ice
effervescence - inner excitement or exuberance; showing high spirits; emitting bubbles forming inside; bubbling from fermentation or carbonation; ADJ. effervescent; V. effervesce
centigrade - denoting a widely used temperature scale (basically same as Celsius)
rebus - representation of words in the form of pictures or symbols; puzzle in which pictures or letters stand for words; Ex. ``R U 18'' is a rebus for ``Are you 18''.
shard - fragment generally of broken pottery (glass, clay bowl, or cup)
snicker - half-stifled(suppressed) laugh; V.