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::: irony - hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
::: criteria - standards used in judging; CF. criterion
::: dearth - scarcity
::: peripheral - of a periphery; marginal; outer; of minor importance; not central; Ex. peripheral nerve/interest
::: scholarly - full of learning; erudite; like a scholar; Ex. scholarly journal
::: virile - manly; having masculine spirit or strength; full of strength
::: scuttle - sink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull
::: onerous - burdensome
::: grandiloquent - (of a person or speech) using high sounding or important-sounding language; pompous; bombastic
::: quirk - sudden sharp turn or twist; startling twist; caprice; idiosyncrasy; peculiarity of behavior; Ex. by a quirk of fate