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claque
1. A group hired to applaud at a performance.
2. A group of fawning admirers.
cosset
To treat as a pet; to treat with excessive indulgence; to pamper.
aver
transitive verb;
1. To affirm with confidence; to declare in a positive manner, as in confidence of asserting the truth.
2. (Law) To assert, claim, or declare as a fact.
labile
adjective:
1. Open to change; apt or likely to change; adaptable.
2. Constantly or readily undergoing chemical, physical, or biological change or breakdown; unstable.
jape
intransitive verb:
To joke; to jest.

transitive verb:
To make fun of; to mock.

noun:
1. A joke or jest.
2. A trick or prank.
cloy
transitive verb:
To weary by excess, especially of sweetness, richness, pleasure, etc.

intransitive verb:
To become distasteful through an excess usually of something originally pleasing.
Panglossian
adjective:
Excessively or naively optimistic.
hagiography
noun:
1. Biography of saints.
2. Idealizing or idolizing biography.
extant
adjective:
Still existing; not destroyed, lost, or extinct.
fettle
noun:
A state or condition of fitness or order; state of mind; spirits -- often used in the phrase "in fine fettle."

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