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haltura
 n.— «This last depicts a theater troupe’s desperate attempts to take a draft of a new play and, with only 20 minutes preparation, present it to the government censor for approval. As it happens, this drama about a revolution on a tropical island is perfectly awful, phoney art of the kind called haltura in Russian.» —“The Devil Comes to Moscow” by Mikhail Bulgakov Washington Post Nov. 17, 1991. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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