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acuity - sharpness (of mind or senses of sight or hearing)
adulation - flattery; admiration that is more than is necessary or deserved
artifacts - object made by human beings, either hand-made or mass-produced
vagary - capricious happening; caprice; whim; CF. wander
chasten - discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate
impart - grant a share of; make known; Ex. news to impart
suffocate - die or kill from lack of air; suppress
foppish - vain about dress and appearance; N. fop: man who takes too much interest in his clothes and appearance
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
idiom - expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic