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made up of a variety of sources or styles
eclectic
a selected part of a passage or scene
excerpt
describing a category or a mixture, especially of music pieces
medley
a large painting applied directly to a wall or ceiling surface
mural
(adj) characterized by the telling of a story; (n) a story
narrative
an artistic representation that aims for visual accuracy
realism
an artistic work that imitates the style of another work for comic effect
parody
a tremendously skilled artist
virtuoso
proper; marked by good taste
decorous
the quality of being calm and even-tempered; composure
equanimity
quiet or humble in manner or appearance
modest
appropriateness of behavoir
propriety
excercising good judgement or common sense
prudent
calm
serene
unemotional; serious
staid
indifferent to pleasure or pain; impassive
stoic
to express strong disapproval of; denounce
condemn
to cause to be doubted
discredit
to speaking in a slighting way or negatively; belittle
disparage
describing words or phrases that belittle or speak negatively of someone
pejorative
the act of passing off the ideas or writing of another
plagiarism
to make vicious statements about
vilify
rudely abrupt
brusque
bitingly sarcastic or witty
caustic
quarrelsome; unruly
fractious
unable to be reformed
incorrigible
an ungrateful person
ingrate
insulting in manner or speech
insolent
known widely and usually unfavorably; infamous
notorious
combative; belligerent
pugnacious
worth of blame
reprehensible
easily broken when subjected to pressure
brittle
having a harmful effect; injurious
deleterious
mutual hatred or ill-will
enmity
hatefully evil
heinous
wrongdoing; misconduct
malfeasance
extreme ill will or spite
malice
rotten
putrid
hateful' marked by deep seated ill will
rancorous
poisonous
toxic
characterisitc of an earlier period; old fashioned
archaic
worn out through overuse; trite
hackneyed
referring to the middle ages; old fashioned
medieval
no longer in use
obsolete
without decoration; stern, strict
austere
the state or quality of being average; of moderate to low quality
mediocrity
commonplace; ordinary
mundane
extremely dull
ponderous
unimaginative; dull
prosaic