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avantgarde - group of artists whose work is based on the newest ideas and methods; CF. vanguard
emetic - substance causing vomiting; ADJ.
arrogance - pride; haughtiness; ADJ. arrogant: unpleasantly self-important (with a strong confidence in one's own importance and a lack of respect for other people)
commiserate - feel or express pity or sympathy for
entomology - study of insects
dapper - neat and trim (in appearance); (of small men) neat in appearance and quick in movements; neat; spry
bent - determined; Ex. bent on advancing in the business; N: natural talent or inclination
paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words
dauntless - bold; fearless
misadventure - mischance; ill luck; Ex. death by misadventure