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fatuous - smugly and unconsciously foolish; inane; silly; N. fatuity, fatuousness
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
adherent - supporter; follower
flounder - struggle and thrash about; proceed clumsily or falter (as in water, mud, snow, etc.); proceed in confusion
illuminate - brighten; clear up or make understandable; enlighten; enable to understand; Ex. illuminating remarks
pretentious - ostentatious; showy; pompous; making unjustified claims; overambitious; Ex. pretentious films that claim to be art
palette - board on which painter mixes pigments(coloring matters)
distinction - honor; excellence; difference; contrast; discrimination; Ex. graduated with distinction; Ex. a writer of real distinction
disparage - belittle
compromise - adjust or settle by making mutual concessions; endanger the interests or reputation of; put into danger, disrepute, or a dishonorable position; Ex. compromise one's principle; N.