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describing a category of srtistic endeavor
genre
characterized by a strait-laced sense of propriety; serious
staid
characteristic of an earlier, more primitive period; old-fashioned
archaic
to try to equal or excel, especially through imitation
emulate
lacking sophistication
naive
coming into existence; emerging
nascent
a beginner
novice
poisonous
toxic
easily broken when subjected to pressure
brittle
extreme ill will or spite
mailce
misconduct or wrongdoing, especially by a public official
malfeasance
a dabble in or one who superficially understands an art or a field of knowledge
dilettante
made up of a variety of sources or styles
eclectic
knowing or perceiving quickly and readily
intuitive
expressing great praise
laudatory
strikingly new, unusual, or different
novel
of chief concern or importance
paramount
notably polite and elegant in manner; suave
urbane
a sudden burst of understanding or discovery
epiphany
keen; incisive
trenchant
subject to erratic behavior; unpredictable
whimsical