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paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words
pinnacle - peak; highest point; acme; Ex. pinnacle of fame
avantgarde - group of artists whose work is based on the newest ideas and methods; CF. vanguard
cremate - incinerate (a corpse); N. crematory, crematorium
quintessence - purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence
incontinent - lacking self-restraint; not continent; licentious
desecrate - profane; violate the sanctity of
veritable - being truly so; real or genuine; actual; not false or imaginary
ingenue - ing\'enue; young innocent girl
filch - steal (things of small value)