Irony- the expression of one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.“‘Don’t go overboard with the gratitude,’ he rejoined with heavy irony”
Hasten- be quick to do something.“he hastened to refute the assertion”
Disproportionate- uneven distribution, not divided equally. “people on lower incomes spend a disproportionate amount of their income on fuel”
Honeycomb- a structure of hexagonal cells of wax, made by bees to store honey and eggs.
Chekhov’s gun is a dramatic principle that states that every element in a story must be necessary, and irrelevant elements should be removed. Elements should not appear to make “false promises” by never coming into play.
Archaic- very old or old-fashioned. “prisons are run on archaic methods”
Fallacy- a mistaken belief, especially one based on unsound arguments.“the notion that the camera never lies is a fallacy”
Segregate- set apart from the rest or from each other; isolate or divide.“apprehensions about groups segregated from the rest of society”
Scarcely- very less, only just; almost not.“her voice is so low I can scarcely hear what she is saying”
Scapegoat- a person who is blamed for the wrongdoings, mistakes, or faults of others, “naughty children are often made scapegoats for fault of others too!”
Blood is thicker than water is a medieval proverb in English that means that familial bonds will always be stronger than bonds of friendship or love.
Rhetoric- trying to impress someone without much meaning or seriousness; “All we have from the Politicians is empty rhetoric”
Peril- serious and immediate danger ‘Corona is a peril for the entire society’
Vexed- annoyed, angry, ‘ I am vexed with you for not doing your homework’