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pastiche - imitation of another's style in musical composition or in writing; work of art openly imitating the works of other artists
brisk - quick and active; marked by liveliness and vigor
pauper - very poor person
formidable - menacing; arousing fear; threatening; difficult to defeat; Ex. formidable foe/question
fodder - coarse food for cattle, horses, etc.; feed for livestock; CF. food
acknowledge - recognize; admit
retroactive - taking effect before its enactment (as a law) or imposition (as a tax); (of a law) having effect on the past as well as the future
facile - easily accomplished; ready or fluent; superficial; not deep; Ex. facile solution to a complex problem; Ex. facile speaker; N. facility: ability to do something easily and well; ease in doing resulting from skill or aptitude; something that facilitates an action; amenity; Ex. with great facility
rakish - jaunty; stylish; sporty; morally corrupt; dissolute; Ex. He wore his hat at a rakish and jaunty angle.
hiatus - gap; pause; gap or interruption in space or time; break