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fanfare - call by bugles or trumpets; showy display; spectacular public display
lethal - deadly
pretentious - ostentatious; showy; pompous; making unjustified claims; overambitious; Ex. pretentious films that claim to be art
effusion - pouring forth; unrestrained outpouring of feeling; V. effuse: pour out; ADJ. effusive: pouring forth; gushing
mercenary - motivated solely by money or gain; N.
verve - enthusiasm (as in artistic performance or composition); liveliness; vigor
hackles - hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise
symmetry - arrangement of parts so that balance is obtained; congruity; ADJ. symmetrical
misogynist - hater of woman; CF. misogyny
ratiocination - reasoning; act of drawing conclusions from premises; V. ratiocinate: reason logically