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::: fusillade - simultaneous firing or outburst (of missiles, questions, etc.)
::: soliloquy - talking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)
::: jollity - gaiety; cheerfulness; ADJ. jolly: merry; gay
::: purveyor - furnisher of foodstuffs; caterer; V. purvey: supply (eg. food); furnish; CF. provide
::: bastion - stronghold; something seen as a source of protection; Ex. the last bastion of male chauvinism
::: assuage - mak less severe; ease or lessen (pain); satisfy (hunger); soothe (anger)
::: humus - substance or rich soil formed by decaying vegetable matter; CF. soil
::: syllogism - logical formula consisting of a major premise, a minor premise and a conclusion; deceptive or specious argument
::: levitate - rise and float in the air (especially by magical means); CF. light
::: humor - indulge; comply with the wishes of; N. quality that makes something amusing; state of mind; mood; Ex. in a bad humor; Ex. out of humor