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vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
loom - appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged, indistinct, or distorted form); Ex. The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly. N: apparatus for making thread into cloth
spectrum - colored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism; broad and continuous range; Ex. whole spectrum of modern thoughts
snicker - half-stifled(suppressed) laugh; V.
jollity - gaiety; cheerfulness; ADJ. jolly: merry; gay
headstrong - willful; stubborn; unyielding; determined to have one's own way; CF. no 'excessive'
fancied - imagined; unreal
profusion - great amount; plenty; overabundance; excess; lavish expenditure; Ex. profusion of choices; ADJ. profuse: plentiful; copious; giving or given abundantly; extravagant
cuisine - style of cooking; Ex. French cuisine
discredit - defame; disgrace; destroy confidence in; disbelieve; N. CF. discreditable: causing discredit; shameful