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scrutiny (n)
A close careful examination.
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vignette (n)
A brief literary sketch.
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patriarchy (n)
A social system in which the father is the head of the family.
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ephemeral (adj)
Lasting for only a brief time.
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alienate (v)
To make unfriendly or hostile.
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milieu (n)
An environment, setting.
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pointillistic (adj)
Characterized by small view or focus.
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quelled (v)
To pacify or quiet.
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status-quo (n)
The existing state of affairs.
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motif (n)
A recurrent thematic element in a literary work [theme]
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commensurate (adj)
Of the same size or duration.
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donesticate (v)
To tame.
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winsome (adj)
Charming, often in a childlike way.
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woeful (adj)
Mournful.
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ennoble (v)
To make noble.
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barrio (n)
A predominately (mexican village)
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emerge (v)
To come into existance.
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laud (v)
To praise highly.
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pretense (n)
A false appearance or action.
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hodgepodge (n)
A jumble, mixtures.