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::: sardonic - scornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile
::: ploy - strategem to gain an advantage; tactic; Ex. management ploy
::: wince - move back suddenly; shrink back; flinch; Ex. She winced as she touched the cold body.
::: privy - secret; hidden; not public; made a participant in something secret; Ex. privy chamber government; Ex. be privy to a discussion; CF. private
::: exhort - urge (by strong argument or advice); Ex. The general exhorted his men to fight bravely; N. exhortation
::: brandish - wave around (a weapon); flourish
::: hilarity - boisterous mirth(merriment; laughter); ADJ. hilarious: full of laughter
::: ovation - enthusiastic applause
::: ballast - heavy substance used to add stability or weight; V. supply with ballast
::: economy - efficiency or conciseness in using something; thrifty management of resources