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epigram - witty thought or saying, usually short
nominal - in name only; of a name; trifling; (of a sum of money) very small; CF. nominate: propose as a candidate; appoint
demeanor - behavior; bearing
presume - take for granted; assume; act overconfidently; take liberties; presume on/upon: take unfair advantage of (someone's kindness or connection); N. presumption
memento - token; reminder of the past; keepsake; Ex. memento of your visit
analogy - similarity; parallelism; comparing two similar things
philistine - narrow-minded person, uncultured and exclusively interested in material gain; uncultured person who is indifferent to artistic and cultural values; member of an ancient people in Palestine; OP. aesthete
bowdlerize - expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler
demotic - of or pertaining to the people
significant - expressing a meaning; important; Ex. significant smile; N. significance: importance; meaning; V. signify: denote; mean; signal; make known; matter; be significant