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Alleviated

Made less severe [alleviation (n); alleviate (v)]

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Apostrophe

1. Punctuation mark 2. Appeal to come one not present (a figure of speech)

3

Centurion

Roman soldier (commander of a company of 100 soldiers)

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Emollient

Softening (a); something which softens (n)

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Fusillade

Long burst of gunfire

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Inerrancy

Infallibility; inability to make mistakes [inerrant (a)]

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Mince

1. Chop into small pieces 2. Walk with tiny steps 3. Speak in an affected manner

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Palpate

Medical term meaning to examine with the hands

9

Platitude

Unoriginal, obvious saying

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Quibble

1. (v) to argue about minor matters; to play on words when finding fault 2. (n) a minor verbal point in an argument

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Apprehension

Slight fear; sense of something unfavorable

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Conniving

Cunning; scheming [

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Derision

Mockery [deride (v)]

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Epigram

Short, witty saying

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Lassitude

Lack of energy; weariness

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Pedantic

Over-insistent on matters of book-learning [pedant (n)]

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Phenomenology

Branch of science concerned with things as they are perceived; not directly derived from theory

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Precipitate

1. Hurried (a) 2. Insoluble product of a reaction in chemistry (n) 3. To instigate or speed up an action (v)

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Renege

Go back on promise or retract statement

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Apprehension

Slight fear; sense of something unfavorable

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Armada

Fleet of ships

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Dawdler

Slow person who falls behind others [dawdle (v)]

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Dross

Something worthless; impurities left after refining

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Expiate

Atone; make amends for

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Hack

1. Chop roughly 2. Person who writes to earn money 3. Hired horse

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Prone

1. Vulnerable to 2. Horizontal

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Propensity

Tendency; inclination

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Scabbard

Cover for a sword

29

Skiff

Small boat

30

Umbrage

1. Shadow 2. Offence; sense of injury

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Dilettantism

Dabbling esp. In the arts [dilettante (n) = person who dabbles]

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Enervate

Weaken

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Malevolent

Having evil intentions [malevolence (n)]

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Neophyte

New convert; tyro

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Panegyric

Speech praising someone; laudatory words

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Presage

Forewarn of; indicate

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Serration

Jagged edge

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Slight

1. Minor (a) 2. Perceived insult (v) and (n)

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Tate

1. Weed 2. Allowance made for container when weighing

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Unprepossessing

Unattractive

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Aberration

Deviation from the normal

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Cant

Insincere talk

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Disinter

Dig up [opposite inter = bury]

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Façade

1. Front elevation of building 2. False appearance or demeanor

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Impeding

Hindering [impede (v); impediment (n)]

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Lacuna

Gap; missing part [plural lacunae]

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Monolithic

United in purpose; forming a single unit

48

Pied

Multicolored

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Roster

List of names

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Seemly

Appropriate (of behavior); decorous

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Analogue

1. Something similar 2. Output proportional to input (engineering)

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Coda

Piece of music at the me of a musical work; finale; final part of document

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Commingle

Mix

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Equivocal

Ambiguous; open to interpretation [equivocate (v), equivocation (n)]

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Fallible

Capable of making mistakes [fallibility (n)]

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Hallow

Respect; worship

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Indigence

Poverty

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Papyrus

Material used for writing on before paper was invented

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Piqué

1. Annoyance (n) 2. To stimulate interest; to annoy (v)

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Sap

1. Liquid inside plants (n) 2. To drain; to undermine (v) 3. A fool (n)

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Arbitrary

Mediator; person appointed to judge a dispute [arbitrate (v)]

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Descry

To see (esp. at a distance); catch sight of

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Facetious

Not intended to be taken seriously

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Indecorous

Unseemly; inappropriate (of behavior)

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Proliferate

Grow and spread [proliferation (n)]

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Scotch (v)

To prevent; stop; disable

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Strut

1. Supporting rod (n) 2. To walk in an arrogant manner; show off (v)

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Toy (v)

To play with

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Usury

Lending money at high interest rates

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Wag (n)

A witty person

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Atavism

Reappearance of ancestral traits; regression [atavistic (a)]

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Filibuster

Delaying tactics

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Gambit

Opening move; transaction

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Mitigation

Making less severe [mitigate (v)]

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Obligate

Compulsory

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Predilection

Leaning; interest; talent

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Propitiate

Appease; try to gain favour [propitiation (n)]

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Stanch

To stop

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Travesty

Parody; ridiculous error

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Waft

Drift smoothly (v); whiff; smell (n)

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Forage

Search for food

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Lumber

1. Walk in an ungainly way 2. Timber (wood)

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Muse

1. Think; meditate (v) 2. A source of inspiration (n) [in mythology, a goddess who gives inspiration]

84

Prescience

Foreknowledge

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Prune

1. To trim 2. A dried plum

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Ready

(Wit) quick

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Resolve

Firmness (n)

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Squalid

Dirty and demeaning

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Sullied

Made dirty or impure [opposite unsullied; sully (v)]

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Veneration

Worship; respect [venerable (a), venerate (v)]

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Demur

Object; hesitate to accept

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Duplicity

Cunning; deception; double dealing

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Exigency

Urgent matter; pressing need

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Expostulate

Offer strong objections; remonstrate

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Gossamer

Delicate; filmy; like gauze

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In efficacious

Ineffective

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Pine

1. Type of evergreen tree 2. Grieve

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Prudish

Narrow-minded; excessively concerned with morals [prudery (n), prude (n)]

99

Quixotic

Impractically idealistic

100

Stipple

Cover with dots of paint etc.

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Made less severe [alleviation (n); alleviate (v)]

Alleviated

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1. Punctuation mark 2. Appeal to come one not present (a figure of speech)

Apostrophe

103

Roman soldier (commander of a company of 100 soldiers)

Centurion

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Softening (a); something which softens (n)

Emollient

105

Long burst of gunfire

Fusillade

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Infallibility; inability to make mistakes [inerrant (a)]

Inerrancy

107

1. Chop into small pieces 2. Walk with tiny steps 3. Speak in an affected manner

Mince

108

Medical term meaning to examine with the hands

Palpate

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Unoriginal, obvious saying

Platitude

110

1. (v) to argue about minor matters; to play on words when finding fault 2. (n) a minor verbal point in an argument

Quibble

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Slight fear; sense of something unfavorable

Apprehension

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Cunning; scheming [

Conniving

113

Mockery [deride (v)]

Derision

114

Short, witty saying

Epigram

115

Lack of energy; weariness

Lassitude

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Over-insistent on matters of book-learning [pedant (n)]

Pedantic

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Branch of science concerned with things as they are perceived; not directly derived from theory

Phenomenology

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1. Hurried (a) 2. Insoluble product of a reaction in chemistry (n) 3. To instigate or speed up an action (v)

Precipitate

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Go back on promise or retract statement

Renege

120

Slight fear; sense of something unfavorable

Apprehension

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Fleet of ships

Armada

122

Slow person who falls behind others [dawdle (v)]

Dawdler

123

Something worthless; impurities left after refining

Dross

124

Atone; make amends for

Expiate

125

1. Chop roughly 2. Person who writes to earn money 3. Hired horse

Hack

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1. Vulnerable to 2. Horizontal

Prone

127

Tendency; inclination

Propensity

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Cover for a sword

Scabbard

129

Small boat

Skiff

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1. Shadow 2. Offence; sense of injury

Umbrage

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Dabbling esp. In the arts [dilettante (n) = person who dabbles]

Dilettantism

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Weaken

Enervate

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Having evil intentions [malevolence (n)]

Malevolent

134

New convert; tyro

Neophyte

135

Speech praising someone; laudatory words

Panegyric

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Forewarn of; indicate

Presage

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Jagged edge

Serration

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1. Minor (a) 2. Perceived insult (v) and (n)

Slight

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1. Weed 2. Allowance made for container when weighing

Tate

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Unattractive

Unprepossessing

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Deviation from the normal

Aberration

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Insincere talk

Cant

143

Dig up [opposite inter = bury]

Disinter

144

1. Front elevation of building 2. False appearance or demeanor

Façade

145

Hindering [impede (v); impediment (n)]

Impeding

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Gap; missing part [plural lacunae]

Lacuna

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United in purpose; forming a single unit

Monolithic

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Multicolored

Pied

149

List of names

Roster

150

Appropriate (of behavior); decorous

Seemly

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1. Something similar 2. Output proportional to input (engineering)

Analogue

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Piece of music at the me of a musical work; finale; final part of document

Coda

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Mix

Commingle

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Ambiguous; open to interpretation [equivocate (v), equivocation (n)]

Equivocal

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Capable of making mistakes [fallibility (n)]

Fallible

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Respect; worship

Hallow

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Poverty

Indigence

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Material used for writing on before paper was invented

Papyrus

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1. Annoyance (n) 2. To stimulate interest; to annoy (v)

Piqué

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1. Liquid inside plants (n) 2. To drain; to undermine (v) 3. A fool (n)

Sap

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Mediator; person appointed to judge a dispute [arbitrate (v)]

Arbitrary

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To see (esp. at a distance); catch sight of

Descry

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Not intended to be taken seriously

Facetious

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Unseemly; inappropriate (of behavior)

Indecorous

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Grow and spread [proliferation (n)]

Proliferate

166

To prevent; stop; disable

Scotch (v)

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1. Supporting rod (n) 2. To walk in an arrogant manner; show off (v)

Strut

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To play with

Toy (v)

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Lending money at high interest rates

Usury

170

A witty person

Wag (n)

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Reappearance of ancestral traits; regression [atavistic (a)]

Atavism

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Delaying tactics

Filibuster

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Opening move; transaction

Gambit

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Making less severe [mitigate (v)]

Mitigation

175

Compulsory

Obligate

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Leaning; interest; talent

Predilection

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Appease; try to gain favour [propitiation (n)]

Propitiate

178

To stop

Stanch

179

Parody; ridiculous error

Travesty

180

Drift smoothly (v); whiff; smell (n)

Waft

181

Search for food

Forage

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1. Walk in an ungainly way 2. Timber (wood)

Lumber

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1. Think; meditate (v) 2. A source of inspiration (n) [in mythology, a goddess who gives inspiration]

Muse

184

Foreknowledge

Prescience

185

1. To trim 2. A dried plum

Prune

186

(Wit) quick

Ready

187

Firmness (n)

Resolve

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Dirty and demeaning

Squalid

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Made dirty or impure [opposite unsullied; sully (v)]

Sullied

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Worship; respect [venerable (a), venerate (v)]

Veneration

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Object; hesitate to accept

Demur

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Cunning; deception; double dealing

Duplicity

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Urgent matter; pressing need

Exigency

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Offer strong objections; remonstrate

Expostulate

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Delicate; filmy; like gauze

Gossamer

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Ineffective

In efficacious

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1. Type of evergreen tree 2. Grieve

Pine

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Narrow-minded; excessively concerned with morals [prudery (n), prude (n)]

Prudish

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Impractically idealistic

Quixotic

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Cover with dots of paint etc.

Stipple