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rebus - representation of words in the form of pictures or symbols; puzzle in which pictures or letters stand for words; Ex. ``R U 18'' is a rebus for ``Are you 18''.
hovel - shack; small wretched house
jaunty - cheerful and pleased with life; lighthearted; animated; easy and carefree; dapper in appearance; Ex. jaunty person/hat
rococo - ornate; highly decorated; N. CF. 18th century
dispatch - speediness; prompt execution; message sent with all due speed; V: send to a specified destination; finish promptly; kill
quisling - traitor who aids invaders; CF. Vidkun Quisling
decipher - decode; CF. indecipherable
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
drab - dull; lacking color; cheerless ; Ex. drab coat/life
piecemeal - one part at a time; gradually; in stages; Ex. read a novel piecemeal