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dilettante - aimless follower of an art or a field of knowledge (not taking it seriously); amateur; dabbler; CF. delight
penology - study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation
accolade - award of merit; strong praise and approval
astigmatism - eye defect which prevents proper focus; OP. stigmatism
centaur - mythical figure, half man and half horse
subliminal - below the threshold of conscious perception; Ex. subliminal advertisement
diva - operatic singer; prima donna
grumble - complain; mutter discontentedly; grouch; N.
refurbish - renovate; make clean, bright, or fresh (make new) again; make bright by polishing; Ex. refurbish an old theater; CF. furbish: polish
quirk - sudden sharp turn or twist; startling twist; caprice; idiosyncrasy; peculiarity of behavior; Ex. by a quirk of fate