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ablution - washing
foliage - masses of leaves; CF. defoliate
millennium - thousand-year period (as in the New Testament); hoped-for period of happiness and prosperity
introvert - one who is introspective or inclined to think more about oneself; ADJ. introverted
appropriate - acquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate
charlatan - quack; pretender to knowledge (esp. in medicine)
umbrage - resentment; anger; sense of injury or insult; Ex. take umbrage at his rudeness
dilettante - aimless follower of an art or a field of knowledge (not taking it seriously); amateur; dabbler; CF. delight
representational - (of a style of art) showing things as they actually appear in real life
preamble - introductory statement