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beholden - obligated; indebted; owing thanks; obliged or indebted from gratitude
congruence - correspondence of parts; harmonious relationship; CF. congruity
paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words
lachrymose - producing tears; tearful
warrant - justification; written order that serves as authorization (esp. a judicial writ); Ex. search/death warrant; V: justify; guarantee
farce - broad comedy; mockery; humorous play full of silly things happening; ADJ. farcical
officious - meddlesome; excessively pushy in offering one's services; overly eager in offering unwanted services or advices; Ex. officious bellboy
stratified - divided into classes; arranged into strata; V. stratify
constraint - restraint; compulsion; repression of feelings; reticence; V. constrain: hold back; restrain; compel; oblige; confine forcibly; imprison
spangle - small shiny metallic piece sewn to clothing for ornamentation