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superficial - of the surface; not deep; shallow; not thorough; trivial; Ex. superficial analysis/knowledge
gangrene - decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous
gazette - official periodical publication; newspaper
cantata - story set to music to be sung by a chorus (shorter than an oratorio)
repartee - quick clever reply
rhapsody - excessively enthusiastic expression of feeling; musical composition of irregular form (as if made up as one plays it)
hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
maculated - spotted; stained; CF. immaculate
misadventure - mischance; ill luck; Ex. death by misadventure
archaeology - study of artifacts and relics of early mankind