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pastiche - imitation of another's style in musical composition or in writing; work of art openly imitating the works of other artists
rebus - representation of words in the form of pictures or symbols; puzzle in which pictures or letters stand for words; Ex. ``R U 18'' is a rebus for ``Are you 18''.
rationale - fundamental reason or principle (on which a system or principle is based); fundamental reason or justification; grounds for an action
auxiliary - offering or providing help; additional or subsidiary; N: helper; assistant
malcontent - person dissatisfied with existing state of affairs; discontented person; ADJ: discontented
peremptory - demanding and leaving no choice; imperative; Ex. peremptory decree/knock
cameo - shell or jewel carved in relief; star's special appearance in a minor role in a film
ingrate - ungrateful person (not expressing thanks)
irksome - annoying; tedious; V. irk: annoy
oligarchy - government by a privileged few