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collage - work of art put together from fragments
emolument - salary; payment for an office; compensation
discrete - separate; unconnected
skeptic - sceptic; doubter; person who suspends judgment until he has examined the evidence supporting a point of view; ADJ. skeptical; N. skepticism; scepticism
inroad - hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid
ornithologist - scientific student of birds; N. ornithology: scientific study of birds
gaudy - flashy; showy
contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
penetrate - enter into; pierce; permeate; see through; grasp the inner significance of; understand
compile - assemble; gather; accumulate; make (a report or a book) from facts and information found in various places; Ex. compile a dictionary