pleasantry
(n.) a polite remark

diffuse
(v./adj.) spread out

detract
(v.) to take away from

bountiful
(adj.) abundant; plentiful

preclude
(v.) to make impossible; prevent

lecherous
(adj.) showing excessive or offensive sexual desire

genesis
(n.) beginning; origin

assuage
(v.) to ease, lessen, or relieve

lyre
(n.) a harp used by ancient Greeks

ethereal
(adj.) lacking material substance, or heavenly