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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
ceremonious - marked by formality; extremely formal and polite; CF. ceremony: conventional social courtesy
debar - bar; forbid; exclude; Ex. debarred from jury services
crossbreed - hybridize; N: hybrid; CF. interbreed; CF. inbreed
confound - confuse; puzzle
crochet - make (a piece of needlework) by looping thread with a hooked needle; N. CF. crotchet
unilateral - one-sided; involving or affecting only one side; Ex. unilateral declaration
sustain - suffer (harm or loss); experience; support; prop; maintain; keep in existence; nourish (to maintain life); Ex. sustain the family/the trapped miners
pacifist - one opposed to force; antimilitarist; ADJ. N. pacifism: opposition to war as a means of resolving disputes
premonitory - serving to warn