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antithesis - contrast; direct opposite of or to; ADJ. antithetic or antithetical
nuance - shade of slight difference in meaning or color; subtle distinction
lurid - wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome; horrible; Ex. lurid details of the murder
marshal - put in order; guide ceremoniously to the correct place; Ex. marshal the children into the museum; N: military officer; official
lubricate - apply a lubricant to; N. lubricant: substance that reduces friction
abide - dwell; abide by: comply with; put up with; tolerate; Ex. abide by the rules; Ex. I can't abide rude people.
rife - (of something bad) widespread; abundant; current
spatula - broad-bladed instrument used for spreading or mixing
bereavement - state of being deprived of something valuable or beloved; state of being bereaved or bereft
retribution - deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back