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glaring - (of something bad) highly conspicuous; harshly bright; shining intensely and blindingly
serendipity - gift for finding valuable things by accident; accidental good fortune or luck; CF. The Three Princes of Serendip
stereotype - one regarded as embodying a set image or type; fixed and unvarying representation; standardized mental picture often reflecting prejudice; Ex. stereotype of the happy slave; V: make a stereotype of; represent by a stereotype; Ex. It is wrong to stereotype people; Ex. stereotyped answer
encomiastic - praising; eulogistic; N. encomium: very high praise; eulogy
pretentious - ostentatious; showy; pompous; making unjustified claims; overambitious; Ex. pretentious films that claim to be art
verisimilitude - appearance of truth; quality of appearing to be true or real; likelihood; Ex. verisimilitude of her performance as Lady Macbeth
facet - small plane surface (of a gem(precious stone)); a side
prosperity - good fortune and financial success; physical well-being
complicity - participation; involvement (in a questionable act or a crime)
morose - ill-humored; sullen; sullenly melancholy