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nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
extraneous - not essential; irrelevant; superfluous; external; coming from the outside; Ex. extraneous details/noise/to the subject
lunar - pertaining to the moon
abeyance - suspended action
pastiche - imitation of another's style in musical composition or in writing; work of art openly imitating the works of other artists
stymie - thwart; present an obstacle; stump
effective - effectual; producing a strong response; striking; in operation; in effect; Ex. effective speech/photograph
humid - damp; N. humidity
obligatory - binding; required; compulsory; V. oblige: constrain; make grateful; do a favor; accommodate
bowdlerize - expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler