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paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words
smirk - conceited smile; offensively self-satisfied smile (often at someone else's misfortune); V.
orifice - mouthlike opening; small opening (esp. to a cavern or passage of the body); CF. mouth
lugubrious - mournful; sorrowful
misogynist - hater of woman; CF. misogyny
concomitant - that which accompanies; Ex. Deafnes is a frequent concommitant of old age; ADJ: existing or happening together with something else
embody - give a bodily form to; incorporate; include
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)
perturb - disturb greatly
archetype - prototype; primitive pattern