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lampoon - ridicule; N: written attack ridiculing or satirizing a person, group, or institution
invidious - designed to create ill will or envy; tending to rouse ill will or envy; Ex. invidious comparison
ethereal - like a spirit or fairy; unearthly light; heavenly; unusually refined; Ex. She has an ethereal beauty; CF. ether: upper air
acclimate - adjust to climate or environment; adapt
debonair - (of men) friendly, charming, and fashionably dressed; aiming to please; CF. of good disposition
compress - force into less space; squeeze; contract; put into fewer words; N: thick mass of cloth pressed to part of the body to stop bleeding or swelling, reduce fever, etc.
numismatist - person who collects coins; N. numismatics: study or collection of money, coins, and medals
anathema - solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse; V. anathematize
accost - approach and speak first to a person
fanciful - whimsical; visionary; imaginary; produced by imagination; Ex. fanciful scheme