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irony - hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
ambivalence - the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes or opinions
cognate - having a common origin; related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature; Ex. cognate languages; N.
meddlesome - interfering; V. meddle: interfere
nautical - pertaining to ships or navigation
marvel - To become filled with wonder or astonishment; N. One that evokes surprise, admiration, or wonder.
censure - blame; criticize; express strong disapproval; N: severe criticism; strong disapproval
billow - large wave of water; a great swell or surge (of smoke); V: surge, swell, roll in billows
milieu - social environment; means of expression; Ex. feel out of one's milieu; Ex. His proper milieu is watercolor.
arrears - being in debt; money that should have been paid; work that should have been done