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veneer - thin surface layer (of good quality wood, glued to a base of inferior material); cover; surface show; fa\c{c}ade; V.
foolhardy - rash; reckless; foolishly daring
ignoble - unworthy; not noble; dishonorable; Ex. ignoble deed
effervescence - inner excitement or exuberance; showing high spirits; emitting bubbles forming inside; bubbling from fermentation or carbonation; ADJ. effervescent; V. effervesce
cupidity - greed (for wealth); CF. cupid; CF. Cupid
factitious - artificial; produced artificially; sham; false; Ex. factitious tears
quip - taunt; clever sarcastic remark; V.
casualty - serious or fatal accident; person killed or wounded in an accident or battle
litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity