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contrapuntal

having two or more independent but harmonically related melodic parts sounding together, "note against note" or "melody against melody" - music consisting of two or more independent lines sounding simultaneously; often considered synonymous with polyphonic, Fugues always have a ____________ texture.

gnomic

related to short, wise, witty sayings, Aphoristic, moralistic, sententious, from gnome, a Greek poem that expressed a general truth. The *** Poets arranged their wise sayings in a series of maxims; hence, the term *** was applied to poetry that dealth in a sententious way with ethical questions.

autodidact

a person who has learned a subject without the benefit of a teacher or formal education. a self-taught person

faux-naif

faux- adj.- fake, imitation. "Faux fur is fake" disingenuous, with a false innocent/simple childlike affect OR noun- someone who behaves this way. "Bridget von Hammersmark acts ***** in front of the SS; but her cover is blown by the British officer's un-German like '3' ", faux- adj.- fake, imitation

deprecated

to express strong disapproval of something; to plead against; to belittle, A firm believer in old-fashioned courtesy, Miss Post _______________ the modern tendency to address new acquaintances by their first names.

astringent

sour or bitter in taste, that which contracts body tissue and blood vessels, checking blood flow

schizoid

marked by withdrawal and inability to form close relationships, emotionally cold and aloof; indifferent to praise or criticism or to the feeling of others; few friendships and rarely appears to experiance strong emotions, sush as anger or joy.

hokum

Noun - nonsense: a message that seems to convey no meaning, n. nonsense; false or irrelevant material

gobbledygook

coined by a member of Congress to convey the sounds a turkey makes. Usually applied to the language of government publications and paperwork.words that are confusing and needlessly official-sounding, complicated language that is difficult to understand, especially when used in official documents:,

highfalutin

Pompous or pretentious: "**** reasons for denying direct federal assistance to the unemployed", adj. (US, informal) Self-important, pompous; arrogant or egotistical; tending to show off or hold oneself in unduly high regard.

inning

Dramatically speaking, this is as unsatisfying as striking out the side only to have three more sluggers insist on coming to bat in the same

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