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(v.) to remove by cutting; (n.) an indirect tax on the manufacture, sale, or distribution of a commodity or service
excise
(adj.) foreign; charmingly unfamiliar or strikingly unusual
exotic
(adj.) thin, pale, and careworn as a result of worry or suffering; wild-looking
haggard
(adj.) lively, easy, and carefree in manner; smart or trim in appearance
jaunty
(n.) a joining together; the point at which two things are joined; any important point in time
juncture
(adj.) lowly, humble, lacking importance or dignity; (n.) a person who does the humble and unpleasant tasks
menial
(v.) to ward off, fend off, deflect, evade, avoid; (n.) a defensive movement in fencing and other sports
parry
(adj.) preying on, plundering, or piratical
predatory
(v.) to destroy, lay waste, ruin; (n.) ruinous damage, destruction
ravage
(n.) a way of holding the body; an attitude or position on an issue
stance
(adj.) showy and flashy but lacking in good taste
tawdry
(n.) a person who switches to an opposing side or party
turncoat
(adj.) not putting on airs, unpretentious; modest
unassuming
(v.) to roll about in a lazy, clumsy, or helpless way; to overindulge in; to have in abundance; (n.) a wet, muddy, or dusty area used by animals as a sort of bath; a state of moral or physical collapse
wallow
(v.) to move to and fro, become unsteady; to show lack of firmness or decision
waver
(n.) the highest point
acme
(n.) a quality or characteristic belonging to or associated with someone or something; (v.) to assign to, credit with; to regard as caused by or resulting from
attribute
(v.) to make something appear smaller than it is; to refer to in a way that suggests lack of importance or value
belittle
(v.) to transport; to transmit; to communicate, make known; to transfer ownership or title to
convey
(n.) a belief, principle, or teaching; a system of such beliefs or principles; a formulation of such beliefs or principles
doctrine