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::: stodgy - dull; stuffy; boringly conservative; Ex. stodgy book
::: artifice - deception; trickery
::: preponderance - superiority of power, quantity, etc.; V. preponderate: be greater in power, weight, or importance; ADJ. preponderant
::: cavil - quibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily
::: accrue - come to one as a gain; accumulate over time; come about by addition; Ex. benefits that accrue from scientific research; Ex. interest accruing in a bank account; N. accrual
::: wanton - unrestrained; gratuitously cruel; willfully malicious; unchaste; sexually improper; promiscuous; Ex. wanton spending/killing; CF. having no just cause
::: deliberate - consider; ponder; ADJ: done on purpose; slow
::: illusion - misleading vision or visual image; false idea or belief; CF. delusion
::: fresco - painting on wet plaster (usually fresh)
::: austere - forbiddingly stern; ascetic; without comfort or enjoyment; severely simple and unornamented; Ex. a monk's austere life; Ex. austere grandeur of the cathedral; N. austerity