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Gig
1 : something that whirls or is whirled
2 : a person of odd or grotesque appearance
3 a : a long light ship's boat
4 : a light 2-wheeled one-horse carriage
Objurgation
to scold, blame, from ob- against
Perquisite
1 : a privilege, gain, or profit incidental to regular salary or wages; especially : one expected or promised
2 : GRATUITY, TIP
3 : something held or claimed as an exclusive right or possession
Promontory
1 a : a high point of land or rock projecting into a body of water b : a prominent mass of land overlooking or projecting into a lowland
2 : a bodily prominence
Altruism
1 : unselfish regard for or devotion to the welfare of others
Atrophy
1 : decrease in size or wasting away of a body part or tissue; also
2 : a wasting away or progressive decline
Hauteur
arrogance, haughtiness
Predilection
an attitude of mind that predisposes one to favor something
Whit
the smallest part or particle imaginable
Astringent
substance that shrinks
Enigmatic
Mysterious; obscure
Equable
1 : marked by lack of variation or change : UNIFORM
2 : marked by lack of noticeable, unpleasant, or extreme variation or inequality
Eugenic
1 : relating to or fitted for the production of good offspring
Igneous
1 : of, relating to, or resembling fire : FIERY
2 a : relating to, resulting from, or suggestive of the intrusion or extrusion of magma or volcanic activity
Extenuate
1 a : to make light of
b : to lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of by making partial excuses
c : DISPARAGE
2 a : to make thin or emaciated
b : to lessen the strength or effect of
Cavil
to raise trivial and frivolous objection
Deprecate
1 a : to pray against (as an evil)
b : to seek to avert
2 : to express disapproval of
3 a : PLAY DOWN : make little of
b : BELITTLE, DISPARAGE
Obviate
to anticipate and prevent (as a situation) or make unnecessary (as an action)
Pinion
1 : the terminal section of a bird's wing including the carpus, metacarpus, and phalanges; broadly : WING
2 : FEATHER, QUILL;
Abdication
Giving up power