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thematic - of a theme; relating to a unifying motif or idea
dappled - spotted
lectern - reading desk or stand for a public speaker
illusive - deceiving; based on illusion; causing illusion; deceptive
teetotalism - practice of abstaining totally from alcoholic drinks; N. teetotaler;; ADJ. teetotal; CF. T + total
simile - comparison of one thing with another, using the word like or as
douse - plunge into water or liquid; dip; immerse; drench; wet throughly; extinguish; throw water over; dowse
declivity - downward slope
hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
misconstrue - interpret incorrectly; misinterpret; misjudge