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aesthetic
adj - 1 able to appreciate beauty. 2 artistic; tasteful
bask
verb - 1 to lie in comfort, especially in warmth or sunshine 2 to enjoy and take great pleasure
censorious
adj - inclined to find fault; severely critical
censor (n)
noun - an official who examines books, films, newspaper articles, etc, with the power to cut out any parts thought politically sensitive or offensive, and to forbid publication or showing altogether
censor (v)
verb - to alter or cut out parts of something, or forbid its publication, showing or delivery
denouement
noun - 1 the final part of a story or plot, in which uncertainties are explained and previously unresolved problems and mysteries are resolved. 2 loosely any resolution
elucidate
verb - to make clear or explain; to shed light on something
enervate
verb - to take energy or strength from something.
fantastic
adj - 1 splendid; excellent. 2 enormous; amazing. 3 said of a story: absurd; unlikely; incredible
fantasy
noun - a pleasant daydream; something longed-for but unlikely to happen
generalization
noun an act or example, or the process, of speaking in general terms or forming general opinions, especially ones that are too general to be applied to all individual cases
lacerate
verb - to tear or cut (especially flesh) roughly
maudlin
adj - said especially of a drunk person: foolishly sad or sentimental
noxious
adj - harmful; poisonous
parsimonious
adj - too careful in spending money; stingy
parvenu
noun - a person who has recently acquired substantial wealth but lacks the social refinement sometimes thought necessary to go with it
perfidious
adj - treacherous, double-dealing or disloyal.