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irony - hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
gaunt - lean and angular; thin and bony; emaciated; barren
servile - slavish; cringing; N. servility
aegis - shield; protection; defense
chasten - discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate
amphibian - able to live both on land and in water; N.
equivocal - (of words or statements) ambiguous; intentionally misleading; (of behavior) questionable; OP. unequivocal
deference - courteous regard for another's wish; courteous yielding to another's wish or opinion (showing respect); ADJ. deferential; OP. effrontery
puerile - childish; immature; CF. puer: boy
refurbish - renovate; make clean, bright, or fresh (make new) again; make bright by polishing; Ex. refurbish an old theater; CF. furbish: polish