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parquet - floor made of wood strips inlaid in a mosaic like matter; CF. strip: long narrow piece
temerity - boldness; nerve; rashness; Ex. temerity to ask for a pay increase after only three day's work
aphorism - pithy maxim or saying; ADJ. aphoristic
alacrity - cheerful promptness without reluctance
intimidate - frighten; N. intimidation
factitious - artificial; produced artificially; sham; false; Ex. factitious tears
obtrude - push (oneself or one's ideas) forward or intrude; impose (oneself or one's ideas) on others; butt in; stick out or extrude; thrust out; Ex. obtrude A on B; ADJ. obtrusive; N. obtrusion; CF. unobtrusive
gouge - overcharge (with high price); extort from; Ex. gouge the public; CF. usury
carafe - glass water bottle; decanter
seasonal - of a particular season; Ex. seasonal rise in employment