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metaphor - implied comparison; CF. simile
adhere - stick fast; be a devotd follower; N. adhesion: adhering; devotion; loyality
deplore - regret; express sorrow and severe disapproval for something bad; Ex. deplore their violent behavior; ADJ. deplorable: very bad; deserving severe disapproval; Ex. deplorable living condition
clich - \'e phrase dulled in meaning by repetition; platitude; ADJ. clich\'ed
buoyant - able to float; cheerful and optimistic; N. buoyancy; Ex. buoyancy of wood/water/American market
dispel - scatter; drive away; cause to vanish
prurient - having or causing lustful desires and thoughts; arousing immoderate sexual desire
entourage - group of attendants; retinue; CF. surround
contrivance - something contrived; machine or apparatus; clever deceitful plan; scheme
seamy - sordid; base; filthy; unwholesome; Ex. seamy side of city life