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::: guffaw - boisterous laughter; V.
::: parley - conference (between opponents); CF. speak
::: derivation - deriving; origin or source of something; Ex. the derivation of the word
::: retrench - cut down; cut down expenses; economize
::: schematic - of a schema or scheme; relating to an outline or diagram; using a system of symbols; N. schema: diagrammatic representation; outline
::: inundate - flood; overflow; submerge; cover completely; Ex. inundated with work
::: parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.
::: epithet - word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing; descriptive phrase to characterize a person (often contemptous)
::: pretentious - ostentatious; showy; pompous; making unjustified claims; overambitious; Ex. pretentious films that claim to be art
::: paragon - model of perfection; Ex. paragon of virtue