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milieu - social environment; means of expression; Ex. feel out of one's milieu; Ex. His proper milieu is watercolor.
tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
opiate - medicine to induce sleep or deaden pain; something that relieves emotions or causes inaction; sleep-producing drug containing opium
motley - multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)
objective - not influenced by emotions; fair; N: goal; aim
cessation - stoppage
pious - devout; religious; N. piety
enlist - (cause to) join the armed forces; obtain (help, sympathy, or support)
increment - increase
clich - \'e phrase dulled in meaning by repetition; platitude; ADJ. clich\'ed