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carping - petty criticism; fault-finding; fretful complaining; quibble
austere - forbiddingly stern; ascetic; without comfort or enjoyment; severely simple and unornamented; Ex. a monk's austere life; Ex. austere grandeur of the cathedral; N. austerity
prevail - be widespread; triumph over; gain victory; prevail on: persuade; induce; Ex. Justice has prevailed; Ex. prevail on someone to do something
imbalance - lack of balance or symmetry; disproportion
collage - work of art put together from fragments
subliminal - below the threshold of conscious perception; Ex. subliminal advertisement
mortician - undertaker; CF. death
histrionic - theatrical; excessively dramatic or emotional; affected; of actors or acting; N. histrionics: histrionic behavior
coax - persuade by flattery
bantering - joking talk; good-naturedly ridiculing; N.V. banter