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bauble - trinket; cheap jewel; trifle
malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
levee - earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding; CF. raise
sycophant - servile flatterer; bootlicker; yes man; ADJ. sycophantic
disarray - state of disorder; a disorderly or untidy state; Ex. with her clothes in disarray
oratorio - dramatic poem set to music; long musical work with singing but without acting; CF. cantata
nominal - in name only; of a name; trifling; (of a sum of money) very small; CF. nominate: propose as a candidate; appoint
flaunt - display ostentatiously; Ex. ``Honey, if you've got it, flaunt it !''
piecemeal - one part at a time; gradually; in stages; Ex. read a novel piecemeal
salacious - lascivious; lustful; Ex. salacious monk