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apotheosis - elevation to godhood; an ideal example of something
buffoon - stupid person; clown
laconic - brief and to the point; using few words; terse
vainglorious - boastful; excessively conceited; N. vainglory: great vanity
lionize - treat (a person) as a celebrity
severity - harshness; intensity; sternness; austerity; ADJ. severe: harsh; strict; extremely violent or intense
timbre - quality of a musical tone produced by a musical instrument (which distinguishes it from others of the same pitch)
sovereignty - complete independence and self-government (of a country); supremacy of authority; power to govern
concession - an act of yielding; conceding; something conceded; point, right, etc. given unwillingly; privilege of maintaining a business in a certain place; Ex. oil concessions in the North sea; CF. concessionaire
gross - total; fragrant; clearly wrong; (of people's behavior) coarse; corpulent; Ex. gross insolence/behavior; V: earn as a total amount; N: 12 dozens