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varnish - paint used to coat a surface with a glossy film; glossy coating produced by using this substance; Ex. nail varnish; V.
wheedle - deceive, persuade, or obtain by flattery; cajole; coax; Ex. wheedle a promise out of her
austere - forbiddingly stern; ascetic; without comfort or enjoyment; severely simple and unornamented; Ex. a monk's austere life; Ex. austere grandeur of the cathedral; N. austerity
narrative - related to telling a story; N: narrated account; story; V. narrate: tell (a story); CF. narration
trappings - outward decorations; ornaments (as an outward sign of rank)
grandiose - affectedly grand; pretentious; high-flown; ridiculously exaggerated; impressive; great in size or scope; grand; Ex. grandiose ideas
insuperable - insurmountable; unbeatable; Ex. insuperable difficulties
gourmand - epicure; person who takes excessive pleasure in food and drink
brocade - rich, figured(patterned) fabric
expertise - specialized knowledge (in a particular field); expert skill