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graphic - pertaining to the art of delineating; vividly described
tremulous - trembling; wavering
leaven - add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens
peripatetic - walking about from place to place (to work); moving; Ex. peripatetic school of philosophy
imperturbable - unshakably calm; placid
waver - move or swing back and forth; be uncertain or unsteady in decision or movement; Ex. wavering between accepting and refusing
facilitate - help bring about; make less difficult
gist - essence; main point; substance
pejorative - (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.
laity - laypersons; laymen; persons not connected with the clergy