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ornithologist - scientific student of birds; N. ornithology: scientific study of birds
mock - ridicule; deride; imitate often in derision
colloquial - pertaining to conversational or common speech; informal; N. colloquialism: colloquial expression
dominant - exercising the most influence; high and easily seen; stronger than the other part of a system; not recessive
nuance - shade of slight difference in meaning or color; subtle distinction
encomiastic - praising; eulogistic; N. encomium: very high praise; eulogy
panegyric - formal praise; encomium; Ex. I don't deserve such panegyrics.
exacerbate - worsen; aggravate; embitter
manifestation - outward demonstration; manifesting; indication of the presence of something; Ex. manifestation of his pronounced musical bent
perverse - purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity