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discretion - prudence; ability to adjust actions to circumstances; freedom of action or judgment; ADJ. discreet; CF. discretionary
genre - particular variety of art or literature
rusticate - banish to the country; dwell in the country
invidious - designed to create ill will or envy; tending to rouse ill will or envy; Ex. invidious comparison
tactful - careful no to cause offence; OP. tactless
prodigal - wasteful; reckless with money; profuse; Ex. a mind prodigal of ideas; N. prodigality
diorama - life-size, three-dimensional scene from nature or history; three-dimensional scene with modeled figures against a painted background
egoism - excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others; selfishness; ADJ. egoistic, egoistical
paucity - scarcity; dearth
condescend - (derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior