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allude - refer indirectly; N. allusion: indirect reference
comeback - retort; quick clever reply; return to former status
pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
sensitization - process of being made sensitive or acutely responsive to an external agent or substance; V. sensitize: make or become sensitive
exhume - dig out of the ground; remove from a grave
notable - conspicuous; worthy of note; remarkable; important; distinguished; noted
malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
nocturnal - done or active at night; Ex. nocturnal animals/raids; CF. nocturne
venerate - revere; treat with great respect
invective - abuse