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truncate
to shorten something
aesthetics
dealing with the characteristics of beauty
ensemble
a group producing a single effect
problematic
difficult to deal with
dialectic
development through thesis, antithesis, and synthesis
generative
having the power to produce
docile
easily led or managed
articulate
expressing readily clearly, or effectively.
exemplars
things which serve as models
narcissistic
displaying unusual love for oneself
unanimity
the quality or state of having no exceptions
incommensurable
having no basis for comparison
epistemological
the study of the nature and origins of knowledge
tawdry
cheap and gaudy in apperance
epiphany
a startling or sudden insight or revelation
juxtaposition
the act of placing side by side
neophyte
novice or beginner
equanimity
evenness of mind - especially under stress
ethnographics
descriptive studies of the relationships among humans
cursory
rapidly or superficially performed
reprisals
something give or paid in restitution
parity
an equivalence b/w things
decimated
total destruction of something
tutelary
the guardianship of a person or thing
propitiate

(pro pish it)
to gain favor or goodwill
disparate
not alike; distinct in quality or character
periphery
the external boundaries of something
divergent
differing from the norm; different
impelled
urged or driven forward
venue
location or place whre an action or crime occurs