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pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity
paradox - something apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct
skimp - provide or use scantily; live very economically; Ex. skimp on necessities; ADJ. skimpy: inadequate in amount; scanty; stingy; niggardly
sybarite - lover of luxury; person devoted to pleasure and luxury; CF. Sybaris: an ancient Greek city in Italy
incrustation - hard coating or crust; V. incrust: encrust; cover with a crust
tranquillity - calmness; peace
atone - make amends for; pay for; Ex. atone for
clique - small exclusive group of people
discourse - serious speech, writing, or conversation; formal discussion (either written or spoken); conversation; V.
edict - decree (especially one issued by a sovereign); official command