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daub - smear (as with paint); cover with something sticky; Ex. daub one's clothes with mud/paint; N: small bit of sticky substance; Ex. a daub of paint
colloquy - informal discussion; conversation
daunt - intimidate; frighten; discourage; dishearten
empirical - based on experience
ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
canny - shrewd in money matters; thrifty
usury - lending money at illegal high rates of interest
meter - arrangement of words in the form of poetry (by accentual rhythm)
deviate - turn away from (a principle, norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism
genre - particular variety of art or literature