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inverse - opposite
litany - supplicatory prayer; prayer in which the priest calls out and the people replies in the same words
deft - neat; skillful
opportunist - individual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of circumstances; N. opportunism
parvenu - upstart; newly rich person
plait - braid; interwine; interweave strands or lengths of; make by weaving strands together; Ex. plaited hair; N: braided length as of hair o fabric; CF. pigtail, ponytail
faction - party; clique (within a large group); dissension
serenity - calmness; placidity; ADJ. serene
pastiche - imitation of another's style in musical composition or in writing; work of art openly imitating the works of other artists
sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position