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ars/artis

art

aoide

song

canto/cantare

to sing

pingo/pictum

to paint, to embroider

cresco/cretum

to grow or increase

facio/factum

to make

texo

to weave

artifact

object made by human beings

artifice

craftiness, trickery

artless

without deceit or cunning; natural or simple

artisan

a skilled craftsperson

artificial

not natural, man made

ode

a poem usually addressed to a person/object/event that has inspired deep feelings in the poet

parody

a humorous imitation of a piece of literature or music

artful

crafty or tricky

rhapsody

speech or writing expressing great pleasure or enthusiasm

rhapsodize

to speak or write about something in a very enthusiastic manner

incantation

the chanting or words seeming to have magical power or used to create a magical spell

recant

to take back a formal statement or belief previously made known

chanteuse

a female singer

depict

to paint, draw, or express in a picture or sculpture OR to describe in words (paint a word picture)

pictograph

a picture/drawing representing words/ideas

picturesque

lovely or charming enough to be in a painting

accrue

to come as a natural increase or advantage

crescendo

a gradual increase in sound, often referring to music

excrescence

abnormal growth or outgrowth

beneficence

doing good or causing good to be done; a kind action

efficacious

effective as a means or remedy

facile

acting or working with ease; fluent

facilitate

to make things move or work more easily

facsimile

an exact copy of a book, document, painting, etc.

fetish

an object believed to possess magical power

faction

a group or clique within a larger group/party/government

malefactor

one who does bad things

factious

divisive, causing disruption or dissent within a group

mollify

to calm, make gentler or softer in feeling

context

the parts before or after a word/statement that influence its meaning

pretext

a false reason put forth to conceal the true one

textile

cloth which is woven

texture

the tactile quality of an object (the feel of a surface or fabric)

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