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gist - essence; main point; substance
milieu - social environment; means of expression; Ex. feel out of one's milieu; Ex. His proper milieu is watercolor.
profane - violate; desecrate (something holy); treat unworthily; be profane for; ADJ: secular; nonreligious; irreverent for holy things
spatula - broad-bladed instrument used for spreading or mixing
anoint - consecrate; put oil on (in a religious ceremony)
prodigal - wasteful; reckless with money; profuse; Ex. a mind prodigal of ideas; N. prodigality
dauntless - bold; fearless
doldrums - blues; listlessness(lack of spirit or energy); slack(inactive) period; period of stagnation; ocean area near the equator where ships cannot move because there is no wind; Ex. in the doldrums
antagonism - hostility; active opposition; V. antagonize: cause to become an enemy; N. antagonist: person who is opposed to another; opponent; adversary; principal character in oppostion to the protagonist
distend - expand; swell out