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collage - work of art put together from fragments
scurrilous - abusive; obscene; indecent; Ex. scurrilous remark
circumlocution - indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
condole - express condolences; N. condolence: sympathy for someone who has experienced great sorrow
assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
poultice - soothing application applied to sore and inflamed portions of the body
pander - cater to (the low desires of others)
tactful - careful no to cause offence; OP. tactless
fulminate - thunder; explode; issue a severe denunciation
virtuoso - highly skilled artist (esp. in music); Ex. piano virtuoso