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jun1
[A measure of weight, 30 斤; a 斤 is roughly equivalent to an English pound].
yu3
Feather.
qiu1
Autumn.
hao2
Hair.
秋毫
qiu1hao2
An autumn hair (particularly fine hair shed by animals when growing winter coat).
輿
yu2
Cart, cartload.
xin1
Firewood.
fou3
“No” [giving a negative answer to a yes-no question].

This character can also end a sentence, turning it into a yes-no question.
chao1
To leap over, to pass over, to surpass.
hai3
Sea.
長者
zhang3zhe3
Elders; people older than oneself.
zhe2
To break off, to snap.

But see note 26.5 below.
zhi1
Branch [of a tree].

But see note 26.5 below.
lei4
Sort, kind; analogy.
you4
Young, young people.
yun4
To turn, to rotate; to pass on, to transmit.
zhang3
Palm of the hand.

“To turn [something] on the palm of the hand” was a common proverb in early China for something easily done.
寡妻
gua3qi1
Principal wife.
yu4
To govern, to control.
bang1
State, country.
tui1
Extend, push.
四海
si4hai3
[Within] the four seas; the whole world.
qing1
Light; lightness; to treat lightly, to scorn; easy, simple.
輕重
qing1zhong4
Weight.

This is a typical “antonym compound,” whereby two opposites together form an abstract concept.
duan3
Short; shortness.
長短
chang2duan3
Length.

Another antonym compound.
yi4
Or [is it a case that].
gou4
To construct, to build up; to provoke.
fei2
Fatty [foods].
nuan3
Warm.

As with 輕 here, 煖 describes clothes.
ti3
Body.

Synonym: 身 (32); although 體 is almost always used only to refer to the corporeal body.
cai3
Bright, multicolored.

This character here is used for 彩.
yin1
Note, sound.
聲音
sheng1yin1
Sound, music.
便
3
pián (1); biàn (2-3)
*1. Glib, specious.
2. Then, thereupon.
3. Convenient; convenience.
便嬖
pian2bi4
Sexual favorites.