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parody - humorous imitation; spoof; takeoff; travesty; V.
musty - stale (in odor or taste); spoiled by age; CF. moist
petty - trivial; unimportant; very small; small-minded; petty-minded
sanction - approve; ratify; N: permission; penalty intended to enforce compliance
horde - crowd; swarm
primordial - existing at the beginning (of time); rudimentary
spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
recast - reconstruct (a sentence, story, statue, etc.); fashion again
postulate - self-evident truth; something assumed without proof; V: assume the truth of (as a basis of an argument)
retrieve - recover; put right; find and bring in; regain; Ex. retrieve the situation